Stranded British Man Sleeping on Streets ‘Saved’ by DBKL

(source: HMetro)

According to Harian Metro, a 52-year old British man who became homeless after being stranded here in Malaysia amid the coronavirus chaos, has been picked up by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) yesterday.

KL’s Mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the man named James Ashley arrived in the country on 17 March after a flight from Laos to Myanmar.

James was passing through Malaysia on a flight transit at KLIA, which was supposed to take 5 hours. Then, Myanmar closed its border and refused any incoming flights because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

(source: Malaysian Reserve)

Stuck in a sticky situation, he went to the British embassy for help and showed that all his travel documents were in order. We’re not sure what happened next at the embassy, but we’re guessing that his problem wasn’t resolved immediately as James checked into a hotel in the Chow Kit area until 21 March.

It was not long until he ran out of money and started sleeping on the streets – specifically at the Syed Putra Circle, KL.

For now, Nor Hisham said that James will be going through medical screening and will be placed at Alam Damai’s Multipurpose Hall after.

For illustration purposes only. (source: The Star)

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