Malacca old folks home shut after alleged abuse video

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MALACCA - The All Mighty Old Folks Home in Klebang here was sealed on Thursday following a directive from Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

The home's 56-year-old caretaker was arrested earlier in the day after video footage of the man abusing an elderly female occupant made its rounds on social media.

Representatives from the State Welfare Department and Malacca Hospital arrived at the home at about 3pm to relocate 17 of its occupants.

Women, Family Development and Family exco Datuk Latipah Omar said all those removed from the home would be housed temporarily at a Government-managed old folks home in Cheng.

"We are also in the midst of locating family members of some of the home's occupants to notify them that their elders have been relocated," she said when met at the home.

Latipah added that the elderly woman in the video had returned home to her family on Thursday morning.