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Uncle Kentang Helps A Woman After She's Evicted From Her Flat With Only RM12 To Her Name

The woman has been sleeping in the corridor of the flat for three days.

Cover image via Kuan Chee Heng (Facebook)

A woman with RM12 to her name has been evicted from her rented room at Suria Magna Flats in Kepong, according to Kuan Chee Heng

The businessman cum philanthropist, who is fondly known as 'Uncle Kentang' and runs a public kitchen in Puchong, shared the news on his Facebook profile yesterday, 10 February.

Following the eviction, the woman has been sleeping in the corridor of the flat for three days.

"Her belongings were removed and strewn at the tight corridor of the flat ... she was helpless as she only has RM12. She claimed she tried to get help from people and politician there but to no avail," he wrote in his Facebook post that has since attracted the attention of netizens offering to help the woman.

He said that the woman has not bathed for three days

She looks tired and worn out.
Kuan Chee Heng

The 56-year-old philanthropist has since assisted the woman with financial aid and has assured that he will try to get her lodging

In his post, he also mentioned that he "will invite her for [CNY] reunion dinner with us".

The 56-year-old has been helping those in need for years through his unique idea of handing out kentang (potatoes) because while the poor often received rice from the public, they were so poor that they had to eat it plain with soy sauce, according to a report in New Straits Times.

He also provides free ambulance service for those who cannot afford it, provides hearses for communities in need, and have previously introduced Pasar 10 sen or 10 sen market, where the less fortunate can buy donated items, such as a washing machine or a piece of clothing, for 10 sen.

Last month, he come to the aid of a wheelchair-bound woman who lives alone in a squalid room in Kuala Lumpur:

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