Wushu exponent Mohd Meeraj Omar (pic) went to China to fight in competitions there in the hope of winning prize money to pay for his dying mother’s hospital bills totalling RM90,000.Meeraj’s mother, Guladama Gull-Rahman, who was a diabetic, underwent appendix surgery at a specialist centre in Kuala Lumpur last month.
When Meeraj, who lost three front teeth when an opponent punched him with an illegal blow, returned to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, his 58-year-old mother had died on the same day. She was buried at the Segambut Muslim Cemetery yesterday.
Meeraj, 23, who is of Pakistani-Malaysian parentage, only heard about the tragic news on arrival at the airport.
“I went to China as each competition there offered RM10,000 to the winner. I wanted to use my winnings to settle my mother’s hospital bills.
“I do not know what to do. The hospital has threatened to take legal action. I love my mother very much."
Read the full report in today's NST. Pic taken from The Star's website.