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Elderly couple stranded for hours on the street due to unpaid compound

Netizens were enraged by how the couple was treated by the authorities.

KELANTAN – An elderly OKU man and his cancer-stricken wife were left stranded on the street for two hours as they were unable to pay a RM100 compound to release their clamped car at the Kota Bahru Hospital.

Facebook user Mustaqeem Yusoff wrote a post describing the couple’s predicament which transpired last Sunday (March 7) and it has garnered more than 5,000 reactions and 2,000 shares.


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Malaysians were infuriated upon reading the post and bashed the authorities for their lack of empathy towards the OKU man and his wife, who was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer.

Elderly couple stranded for hours on the street due to unpaid compound
(Photos from Facebook/ Mustaqeem Yusoff)

According to Yusoff, the couple’s car was clamped by City CarPark, whose chief responsibility is managing on-street parking and is under the purview of the Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

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Yusoff claimed that he received a call from someone telling him that the couple had their car clamped at the Kota Bahru Hospital at around 1pm. After hearing of their plight, he and his friend decided to help them out.

“My friend and I happened to be nearby so we decided to lend a helping hand. We called City CarPark to tell about the couple’s situation and requested for the compound to be waived but to no avail.”

Elderly couple stranded for hours on the street due to unpaid compound
(Photos from Facebook/ Mustaqeem Yusoff)

“I was touched when my friend immediately agreed to pay the compound,” he added.

Many were upset over the incident, with one netizen pinning the blame on the Kelantan state government.


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Sources: (Facebook/ Mustaqeem Yusoff)

Editor: Raymond Chen
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh