For elderly man, home is a bus stop

AN elderly man opted to live at a bus stop instead of staying at home where his presence caused disagreements between his son and daughter-in-law, Sinar Harian reported.

“They would fight and it was always about me,” said the man, who only wanted to be known as Huat.

“In the end, I was determined to leave my son’s house in Kedah. I packed my clothes along with RM80 and took a bus to Penang,” he said.

Huat, 71, claimed that his son would beat his grandchildren each time the couple fought.

“I couldn’t stand seeing my grandchildren being hit,” he added.

Huat said he has two daughters and one son.

“My daughters told me that they were unable to care for me as they did not have time and their husbands did not allow them to do so.”

Huat used to own a house but his children advised him to sell it.

“They felt that it would be better if I had some pocket money. They convinced me to live with my son after selling the house.

“But in the end, it became a problem,” he added.

Sadly, none of his children have come to look for him since he left his son’s house in 2018.

“I have not seen any of them. My wife died after a long illness and after that none of my relatives came to visit me,” said Huat, who used to sell kuey teow.

His children, he said, held good jobs now.

> Singer Noh Salleh admitted that he had made many mistakes including breaking his parents’ hearts, Harian Metro reported.

He made the candid remarks during a concert on Wednesday night, which was attended by his parents.

“In conjunction with my 38th birthday, I want to say that I am not a good son. I have disappointed them many times.”

The theme of the concert, “Patah Hati”, reflected his experiences in life, he said.

He spoke of having broken thousands of hearts and making many mistakes.

“My fans, reporters, my ex-girlfriend, but the most painful one is that I broke my parents’ hearts,” he told the crowd in Kuala Lumpur.

Noh, whose full name is Mohamad Noh Salleh, filed for divorce on June 14 last year from celebrity Mizz Nina.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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