A Syrian man said he has been stranded at the main airport serving the Malaysian capital for over a month after being denied entry to several countries, and begged for help to escape.
He had planned to travel from Malaysia to Ecuador, where he hoped he would be allowed in without a visa, but was turned away from the flight to the South American country despite having a ticket.
The 36-year-old was also barred from entering Cambodia, and neither has he been allowed back into Malaysia -- leaving him stuck in the terminal's transit lounge.
"I feel lonely, weak, unwanted and rejected. No one is accepting me," he said in a YouTube post.
"I do not know what to do. I contacted almost all the human rights organisations. They came back to me and they said they are unable to help.
"They do not have a solution. I do not have a solution." Kontar added that he was unable to return to Syria as he was wanted by authorities for having refused to serve in the military.
A civil war has been raging in Syria for the past seven years, leaving more than 350,000 people dead.
His case is reminiscent of the 2004 film "The Terminal," in which Tom Hanks plays a man who finds himself stuck in a New York airport after his government collapses, rendering his papers useless.
However he overstayed a three-month tourist visa and is now blacklisted, so cannot re-enter the country.
He has been stuck in the budget terminal ever since, surviving on donated airline meals and washing in the airport toilets.
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