Dead and forgotten – hundreds die alone and unclaimed

  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 May 2017

'Most of the bodies or the skeletal remains were males, and between 70% and 80% of them are believed to be foreigners.' - Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: Every year, a few hundred people die as unknown persons. Just last year, 531 bodies were not claimed, according to the National Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Its director Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood said most of them were found dead in public areas such as five-foot ways, rented rooms or houses, bushes, lakes and rivers, and also on roads due to traffic accidents.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Lifestyle , old folks hospice


Next In Nation

Sabah's east coast identified as new economic growth hub, says Hajiji
Fatal Putrajaya crash: Apad issues show cause letter to trailer operator
Cops detain 12 locals, 11 foreigners involved in online job scam
258 Perak school co-ops recorded total revenue of over RM26mil in 2022, says exco rep
China-Sabah trade recorded RM6.56bil for first half of 2023, says Hajiji
Johor cops detain 13 lorry drivers after testing positive for drugs
Flood alert: 57 in Taiping evacuated after two-hour downpour
Over 5,000 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat set to be built this year
King, Pahang Regent spend time with Sungkai folk
Sibu cops seize cargo ship with 40,000l of diesel without permit

Others Also Read