Down syndrome teen chained 24hrs a day

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A 19-year-old teen boy who has Down syndrome is chained up all day at his sister's home in a town in northeast Malaysia, near the Thai-Malaysia border.

According to Berita Harian in Malaysia, the sister, Rohani Abdul Rahman, claims she does not have the resources to afford him proper care and she's had to resort to chaining him for his own safety.

Speaking to Berita Harian, she said: “His legs have to be chained for 24 hours daily because he will become aggressive without supervision. I know many people would criticise me as cruel but I have to do this for his own protection.” 

Rohani also claimed her brother, Muhamad Saiful, had often attempted to lie on the road near their home.


Sources: Berita Harian, The Star