Petaling Jaya, 11th March 2020 - Abandoned, weak and hungry, an elderly woman sat alone by the roadside opposite a shopping mall in Kota Damansara, wondering where fate would take her next.

She had nowhere to go after allegedly being dumped by her family. At about noon on Sunday, a passer-by decided to check on the woman, who is in her 80s.

When the passer-by enquired about what she was doing there, the woman muttered something incomprehensible. The passer-by then called the police.

Within minutes, Corporal Rasli Zainal Abidin, 48, and Corporal Zamrus Abd Kudus, 53, who were on patrol in the area, came to her rescue.

Corporal Rasli, who spoke to theSun yesterday, said the woman, who was slightly delirious, had no identification papers on her and declined to reveal her name.

He was stunned by the woman’s reply when he offered to take her home.

“Take me to the nearest drain or river so I can drown myself. I do not wish to live,” she said.

It took Corporal Rasli more than 30 minutes of coaxing to convince her to follow him to the Kota Damansara police station.

“There was no way we were going to leave her there. She is old, feeble and hungry. She told us that she has six children and was driven from Kuala Lumpur before being dumped at the spot earlier. We do not know how long she has been there as she was unable to say so,” he said.

On arriving at the police station, Corporal Rasil bought the woman a packet of nasi lemak. However, the woman refused to eat despite his pleas. He then decided to feed her.

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