Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Teen to be sent to Welfare Dept

Malnourished teenage boy Muhammad Firdaus Dullah who is being warded at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban will be discharged later this week.

The 15-year-old boy will be placed under the custody of the Welfare Department.

“We are putting him in our institution until his mother’s court case is settled. He will be celebrating Hari Raya with us,” said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim yesterday.

She also said Muhammad Firdaus’ mother Lolanopita Sadi was free to visit her son.

“In fact, she visited Muhammad Firdaus at the hospital after she was released on bail last week.

“The boy’s family members are also welcomed to visit him,” she told newsmen after a meeting with MIC leaders led by vice-president Datuk M. Savaranan on skills training programme for female youths.

Muhammad Firdaus was found neglected and malnourished inside a flat in Nilai recently by immigration officers who were making checks to weed out illegal immigrants last month.

On the controversy about soup kitchens feeding the homeless, Rohani said she was informed that there would be a meeting between Federal Territories Minister Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and the non-governmental organisations today.

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall has banned soup kitchens from operating within a 2km radius of the city centre.



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