Homeless mother, son live at McD’s for a year


PETALING JAYA: A mother-son duo have been forced to live at the McDonald’s restaurant at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara for more than a year after finding themselves unable to pay rent for a room.

The woman and her mentally-challenged son have been spending their days at the outlet during its operating hours from 7am to 11pm, reported theSun.

The 61-year-old woman, identified only as Mah, and her 23-year-old son, Wong, were said to spend their nights nearby after the former lost her job as a cleaning woman and the two became homeless.

Justin Cheah, project director at Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, found the pair at the fast-food restaurant after receiving a call from a volunteer in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

He took Mah and Wong to a hotel at Jalan Imbi in Kuala Lumpur, and paid for their accommodation.

However, the duo left the hotel room the next morning, prompting Cheah to scout the streets of Kuala Lumpur in search of them. Their sudden disappearance was unfortunate as Cheah wanted to tell Mah she had a few job offers lined-up and accommodation for her and her son.

Cheah expressed concern over their well-being especially since Wong only had a primary school education due to his limitations and the family was impoverished.

He said he hoped he was able to locate the two and help them look for jobs.