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Biker finds disabled Malaysian stranded in Thailand

Free Malaysia Today logo Free Malaysia Today 20/4/2017 Bernama

disabled-Malaysian © Provided by MToday News Sdn Bhd disabled-Malaysian BANGKOK: A differently-abled Malaysian man was spotted in a small district of Umphang in the Tak Province, about 2,000 kilometres from his home town of Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

A fellow Malaysian, Lukman Ismail, who was transiting en route to Bangkok and Malaysia, said he spotted Abdullah Daud, 44, with his old bicycle at a convenience store in the mountainous terrain district, located about 220 kilometres from Mae Sot near the Thai-Myanmar border.

“Abdullah yearns to come back to Malaysia but he just does not know how. He does not have any identification documents, passport or money,” the superbike rider from Jertih, Terengganu told Bernama, here yesterday.

Lukman said the man, who appeared to be in bad shape, still remembered his MyKad number. With the information, Lukman was able to do a background check via a friend in Kelantan.

He said Abdullah’s last known address was Jalan Bayan, Kampung Dusun in Kota Bharu. The man’s parents however had died sometime ago.

“Abdullah was taken care of by his aunt who was working at the Kota Bharu Hospital after the death of his parents.

“He did not know how he ended up in Umphang and cannot remember the date he entered Thailand nor from which border,” said Lukman, adding that his friend in Malaysia had confirmed that Abdullah had been suffering from mental problems and was physically challenged.

According to Lukman, Abdullah had been relying on the generosity of the public for food and used street pavements and other public areas as shelter.

Bernama learnt that the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok has been notified about the man and that they are in the midst of gathering more information about him.

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