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Severely malnourished teen shocks Malaysia immigration team on a raid

Published on Jun 22, 2014 2:48 PM
The teenager, Muhammad Firdaus Dullah was covered in filth and his own faeces when found by Immigration officers at the flat in Taman Semarak in Nilai. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION

NILAI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A team of Malaysia immigration officials conducting checks to weed out illegals walked into a shocking sight at a block of flats in Taman Semarak near here - a severely malnourished and physically handicapped teenager locked in a unit.

The 15-year-old boy, who is also believed to be mentally challenged, was naked but for a tattered, soiled t-shirt and was covered in his own faeces and urine in one of the rooms of the unit.

The officers themselves were stunned. "Oh God! This is so cruel," said the officer who stumbled upon the boy.

The room was littered with broken polysterene boxes. While there was a wheelchair in the room, the teen could only move on his buttocks and could not use his legs.

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