Abandoned woman now at transit centre

BUTTERWORTH, MALAYSIA - The 29-year-old woman who was alleged to have been pushed out of a car by her mother and left stranded by the roadside in Mak Mandin has been placed at a non-governmental organisation transit centre for women in Bagan Jermal here.

Barisan Nasional's Bagan parliamentary coordinator David Chua said the woman would be transferred to a welfare home in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

The process to place her in the welfare home is under documentation and expected to be ready by next week, he said.

It was reported that the woman's mother, who is a divorcee, had tried to drop her daughter off at her ex-husband's low-cost flat unit in Seberang Jaya.

The woman's stepmother apparently refused to take her in, so the victim's mother tried to send her to a relative's house in Mak Mandin instead.

After failing to locate the house, her mother decided to abandon her by the roadside.

The matter was highlighted through the media after Chua had visited the woman at her father's former village in Kampung Federal here on Thursday.

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