Senior citizen found feeding on grass

Senior citizen found feeding on grass
The homeless living under a bridge.

A senior citizen who was believed to be abandoned by her family has been feeding on wild grass, leftovers and drain water besides sleeping on concrete stools at back lanes, reported China Press.

The woman, who was found near Taman Kajang Perdana in Sungai Chua, Kajang, had been loitering around the area for the past week.

She had no identification documents with her when she was found, and only said her surname was Tan.

Asked if she had a home, the crying woman claimed that she was from Batu Arang in Rawang and she had three sons who were all working in Kuala Lumpur.

She said her home was far away and that there were many cars. However, she had forgotten the address.

Residents nearby who sometimes gave her food said that they have seen the woman eating wild grass and flowers soaked in a bowl of water.

They said sometimes she also searched for leftovers from the rubbish bins and took water from the drain.

They have also seen her sleep on a concrete stool at the back lane.

The woman, who was seen sometimes mumbling to herself, also said that her grandchildren were taken care of by maids back home.

After receiving the complaint, MCA Hulu Langat division deputy chairman Cheng Hock Yow and Hulu Langat Welfare Department officer Hong Tian Hoon approached the woman and successfully persuaded her to move to a home temporarily.

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