Elderly siblings in need of a new home


IPOH: Having lived in a rundown wooden house in Falim here since they were children, two elderly siblings hope they can move to a new place soon.

Ng Lai Yee, 70, who is living with her paralysed brother, Ng Kok Yoon, 74, said their home has been infested with termites and the roof is leaking.

“We also heard that a developer has bought over the land where our house is located.

Poverty plight... The three elderly siblings who need assistance help at their home at FalimPoverty plight... The three elderly siblings who need assistance help at their home at Falim

“We are already old and are worried that someday, we will get chased out,” she told reporters during a visit by Perak MCA public service and complaints bureau chief Low Guo Nan on Thursday (Aug 22).

“It is quite dangerous staying here, but we have no other choice.

“Both of us are not married and do not have children,” she added.

MCA Perak complaint bureau chief Low Guo Nan (3rd from right) talk with the elderly siblings who need assistance help at their home at Falim.MCA Perak complaint bureau chief Low Guo Nan (3rd from right) talk with the elderly siblings who need assistance help at their home at Falim.

Low hopes some good Samaritans could offer help to the siblings.

“We have contacted some old folks' homes, but were told that there are no vacancies.

“Before the 14th General Election, I was told that some political party members had visited and promised to help, but the siblings are still here," he said.


MCA Perak , Low Guo Nan , Falim ,

   

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