Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang to meet and assist a family of seven, including two young children seeking shelter at an abandoned shop lot at Jalan Penrissen, near Kota Sentosa. (NSTP/GOH PEI PEI)

A FAMILY of seven, including two young children, is believed to be living in an abandoned unit of a shoplot in Jalan Penrissen, near Kota Sentosa, Padawan, Kuching.

A resident from a nearby housing estate, who declined to be named, said the family looked as if they were putting up there.

“I have seen them several times, sometimes in the mornings and late evenings, going in and out of the shoplot.

“What concerns me is their wellbeing, especially the children, whom I believe are aged around 3.”

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Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang said he had visited the family and made the necessary arrangements.

“I was told that they are from Kampung Haji Baki and left home after a quarrel with other family members.

“The grandparents, together with two daughters, a son-in-law and two grandchildren, have been living at the abandoned unit for the past three months.”

He said the family did not have a stable income as they worked part time as construction workers.

Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council chairman, said the family had been relocated temporarily to Anjung Singgah, a home for the urban homeless, in Jalan Satok until they got back on their feet.

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