IPOH: A wish by a senior citizen in Tawau, Sabah, to return to his birth place in Changkat Lobak, Batu Kurau, Perak, will soon be fulfilled.
Yahya Ahmad, 70, will soon get to be back with his long lost family – made possible now that the Perak government has agreed to bring him home.
Perak Education, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Amin Zakaria, who was informed about Yahya’s wish, which went viral on Facebook, said preparations were being made to bring back Yahya.
“We instructed the State Social Welfare Department (JKM) to liaise with its department in Tawau, Sabah, to locate Yahya, who was found staying alone behind a bank in Tawau,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yahya’s brother, Hasan, 74, said he was prepared to provide shelter for his younger brother who went to Sabah about 50 years ago to look for a job and since then could not be contacted.- BERNAMA