Woman, 100, still takes care of disabled son, 62

She may be 100 years old and weak.

But that has not stopped Madam Meliah Md Diah from looking after her disabled son, 62-year-old Abdul Rahman Saud.

"The seizures he suffered as a child caused him to be like this. He can only lie on his front and move about bit by bit," said the widow, who lives with her son in a wooden house in Bukit Nambua, Kedah.

Mr Rahman is her youngest child. Two of her other children died during infancy and a third died at the age of 23.

Since the death of her husband 20 years ago, Madam Meliah has been taking care of Mr Rahman on her own.

Her grand-nephew Mohd Sufian A Rahman, who lives next door, helps whenever he can.

He buys groceries for the mother and son, and helps Madam Meliah move Mr Rahman.

Each morning, Madam Meliah bathes Mr Rahman on the verandah.

She then feeds him and they both spend the day there before going into the house in the evening, Harian Metro reported.

"He loves to eat fried chicken rice," said Madam Meliah, who is hard of hearing.

"We only have each other. I hope I don't die before him because there would be nobody to take care of him."

State housing committee chairman Badrul Hisham Hashim, who visited Madam Meliah, is appealing for well-wishers to help rebuild her house.

He said it is not easy for Madam Meliah and Mr Rahman to move around the house, which is on stilts.

"Madam Meliah's sacrifices should remind Malaysians of a mother's sacred love," he said.

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