54-year-old woman hoping to reunite with biological family

54-year-old woman hoping to reunite with biological family
Above: M. Letchumy (left) and son M. Viknasvaran.

JOHOR BARU - A 54-year-old woman is hoping to reunite with her biological Chinese family after she was adopted by an Indian family.

M. Letchumy, whose Chinese name is Tee Pow Lan was given away by her biological father to his friend in Kedah when she was just six days old in 1960.

Before her adoptive father, an Indian national, brought her back to India when she was 10-years-old, she managed to meet her biological parents to bid them farewell.

"After my adoptive father passed away a year after we moved to India, his brother brought me back to Malaysia where I grew up and got married here," she said in a press conference held with her son M. Viknasvaran and Pengkalan Rinting assemblyman Cheo Yee How on Wednesday.

The mother-of-five said that she remembers that one of her brothers has a cleft lip when she saw them at age 10 at an estate in Padang Serai, Kulim in Kedah.

She is hoping to reunite with any of her biological family members before Deepavali this year.

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