Family of 7 make public toilet their home

A fireman trying to free Muhammad’s leg (inset) from the toilet hole at his flat in River Road, near George Town.

A family of seven has been forced to live in a public toilet in Dungun, Terengganu after their home was destroyed when the landowner wanted to reclaim the land.

Sinar Harian reported that Hadi Al Hafiz Musa, 30, said he had no choice but to relocate his family to the public toilet as he could not afford to rent a proper home.

"It pains me to see my five children lying on the dirty floor and being bitten by mosquitoes but I do not have a choice," said Hadi, whose youngest child is just two years old.

Hadi's house was illegally built on the land and the family had been staying there for years.

He claimed that the authorities had promised to relocate them to a different place but his name was left out at the last minute.

"In the end, we were served with a court notice to vacate the place," he said.

Sura assemblyman Wan Hapandi Wan Nik, who visited the family, said he would try to help the family find a proper home soon.