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The Helpless Offered Some Reprieve

by K. Vatsala Devi
Pandemic Covid-19

The covid-19 pandemic that first made an appearance on Malaysian shores in January 2020, continues to ravage the country and its people. As Malaysians entered their third lockdown on 1st June 2021, it has become clear that the pandemic has evolved into a health, socioeconomic and humanitarian crises of unprecedented scale and impact.

Poor governance has largely contributed to Malaysia failing to curb the rise in Covid-19 numbers and as a result many Malaysians have found themselves jobless or homeless and in some cases penniless, jobless, and homeless. Realising the severity of the issue, the Federal Territories (FT) Ministry launched Anjung Kelana – a transformation centre for the homeless, managed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to home, rehabilitate and transform the lives of people who have been rescued from the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Learn more on the issue from the report on Channel News Asia.

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