Mom and daughter reunited at last
Published: April 10, 2006 | 3955th good news item since 2003
After months of trying to locate her daughter, Tan Soo Fieck was finally reunited with her two days ago.
The 55-year-old, who caught the media’s attention in 2003 when she was stranded in Japan after overstaying, met her daughter, Tan Poh Ying, at the MCA Public Services and Complaint Department in Jalan Ampang.
But it was a short reunion as her 26-year-old daughter is planning to go to Taiwan to look for a job.
“I have to fend for myself but will send her some money to cover her medical bills and other expenses,” she said, adding that she still loves her mother despite some problems.
It was reported in January that Soo Fieck, who suffers from acute diabetes and is partially blind, was trying to locate her only daughter.
She was staying at a welfare home in Salak South and claimed that Poh Ying had not visited her for a long time.
Soo Fieck, from Seremban, left the country 10 years ago to work in Tokyo, Japan.
She continued working there illegally after her visa or Certificate of Identity expired a year later.
Doctors had said that both her legs may have to be amputated and advised her to return home.
Her plight came to light during then Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s visit to Japan in 2003 when Malaysian journalists covering the trip interviewed her.