22-year-old Palestinian stuck at airport for more than 50 days

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - For more than 50 days now, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) transit lounge has been home to a stranded 22-year-old Palestinian.

Unknown to enforcement officers, Ahmed Kanan has been sleeping on a couch at the News Lounge in the transit area on the airport's mezzanine floor.

He has been depending on transit passengers for his daily meal, usually a burger a day, and bathes in a public toilet.

Ahmed, who was born in Syria, holds a Palestinian passport. He has been barred from the country for overstaying before.