Thursday, January 14, 2010

Heartless

Here's a story I read on the Star (the local newspaper) today that made me sick to the very pit of the stomach. I cannot believe that there are people like these existing in this world.
A 57-year-old man, who had just undergone heart surgery, thought he could recuperate at home but was in for a shock when his son told him not to return home.

Harian Metro (another local newspaper) reported that Abdul Rahman Talib was abandoned by the roadside in Kangar with just a bag of clothes by his 30-year-old son after his daughter-in-law refused to let him back into the house.

'I asked my son to drive me to town although I did not know where I could go. Instead, he left me in front of a school.'

'I cried as I stepped out from his car. I did not expect him to treat me like this after I’ve brought him up lovingly all these years,' he said, adding that he felt lost wandering around before finally settling down for the night at a bus stop.

Abdul Rahman said the following day, his son had come to look for him but the old man’s joy was short-lived when he realised that the son was only dropping off his bicycle.

He said he met an acquaintance near the school two days later and was invited to spend the night at his house.

It is understood that the Social Welfare Department had since sent Abdul Rahman to the Batu Bertangkap Welfare Home in Beseri.
I suppose there could be another story behind this cos we all know old people can be very annoying at times but to actually dump ones own parent by the roadside and tell him not to come home borders on heartless to me.

The least he could do was leave him in an old folks home or something and not by the roadside. Maybe he thought this might be the perfect opportunity for him to save on buying all those anti wrinkle serums for his dad! I wonder how this guys sleeps at night.
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24 comments:

  1. I've read this through friend's fb notes. I think it's cruel. The dad just went through heart surgery for gawd sake! =_= I blame the queen control wife *sigh.

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  2. A cruel, heartless man, how can he dump his own father like that!
    Even if he (and his wife) has issues with the ageing father, he shouldn't have done that. I hope authoritiesa will take action. Otherwise, irresponsible children will take the easy way out and dump their parents when they feel the parents are a burden to them. :(

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  3. That dude's a retard. Anyway, for a good laugh, see the antics of a Malay Youth Leader defend his stance against the "Allah" issue on AlJazeera.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV89G-wrgDQ

    Haha! :-)

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  4. Its a fair world.. what goes around will surely come around. I am sure his kids are watching and learning.

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  5. Hmmm... I had better not piss off my kids when I am old and grey... diam2 duduk di corner :D

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  6. to even have the thought of dropping off my parents at the roadside is already plain cruel.
    i hope i dont have to be dependent to my children when im old.

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  7. Maslight - Ya, they're really cruel. At least wait till he's recuperated properly la! People these days!

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  8. Lina - Yes, I think whatever issues could be sorted out, at the very least send the poor man to an old folks home if you don't wanna look after him.

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  9. Terra - It is. I was repulsed by it!

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  10. Gallivanter - Retard is the perfect word for him.

    I saw that video, made for some good laughing today ... LOL!

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  11. Anny - You're right. Both wifey and me believe that too. I hope his children do the very same thing to them one day!

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  12. Mama Mia - OMG was my reaction too when I first read it ...

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  13. Nessa - Hahaha! Yeah, good idea, I'd better sit diam-diam in one corner too ...

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  14. Carol - It's very sad to know there are people like these in this world.

    Same here, I'll try my best to fend for myself when I'm old and grey and not trouble the kids at all if possible.

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  15. What a sad story indeed!! Whatever he did I'm sure he did not deserve to be left out in the road.

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  16. Zen - Yes, I agree. It's really a heartless thing to do.

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  17. i seriously think these ppl should be struck by lightning..or at least the children abandon them when they r old too!

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  18. OR he should pray that he wont live long enough for the children to abandon him next time!

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  19. Xin - I'm with you on the struck by lightning thingy :D

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  20. Xin - Hahaha ... yes, yes, that would also work :D I can't believe how cruel some people can be though.

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  21. I cannot fathom how anyone could just leave their parents just like that... regardless if there is another side of the story to it. It's just so cold and inhumane.

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  22. Perky - Yeah, me too. That was why I was so incensed by the article.

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