Donations pour in for disabled 15-year-old found in flat
The story of disabled teen Muhammad Firdaus Dullah, who was found severely malnourished and neglected on June 21 in a flat in Taman Semarak, Nilai, has led to members of public offering donations to help the teen.
Political party Wanita Umno started the “Adik Firdaus Fund” with RM4,000 while Sabah's Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman has also offered assistance.
Immigration officers found the boy last Saturday while they were searching for illegal immigrants.
They said he had deformed limbs and was covered in ripped clothes and his own faeces and urine.
Firdaus' 40-year-old mother has been remanded by police until tomorrow.
In Kota Kinabalu, Musa said he had directed the State Community Development and Consumer Affairs Ministry to see how they could assist the child.
Neighbours told reporters yesterday that they had not seen the boy in the last year, ever since his nanny Norfitri Radius, 42, moved out of the flat.
“She used to take him out on his wheelchair. But he didn’t look anything like how he appeared in the newspapers,” the neighbours said.
Wokers at Firdaus' 40-year-old mother's workplace said she would pack two or three large packets of food everyday while her other five year old son followed her.
Tuanku Jaafar Hospital director Datuk Dr Jaafar Che Mat said that it was possible Firdaus went months without being given proper food.
He added that there was no indication of physical abuse injuries found on Muhammad Firdaus.
“He weighed only 15kg when he was admitted. His condition is stable now. He will need further care,” he added.
Source: The Star