Skip to main content

Plight of the homeless

 
Homeless men in Kuala Lumpur

Pictures show homeless men sleeping in shop doorways along Pudu Road, Kuala Lumpur.

This pavement is apparently the favourite sleeping space of these two homeless men.

Government claims that there are no homeless people in Malaysia are belied by these images.

Homelessness exists on Malaysian streets. Homeless people can also be found in Penang, Ipoh and Johor Baru, among other states.

How do we help them especially young homeless people who become ensnared in a life of crime?

The more important question is: do we want to help them?

Everyone has a story.

What's theirs?





 
                                                     

Comments

Anonymous said…
Some people are homeless because they have no choice. But they are prepared to help themselves, like the guy in The Pursuit of Happyness.

But some who are homeless because they have no choice are unable or unwilling to help themselves. But they do not mind getting help. Temples, mosques and churches can look out for such people to extend a helping hand.

Then there are others who are homeless by choice. They would rather have the freedom of not having to pay for a home and then having to look after it. They are happy like stray animals to stay the night wherever they please. Such people who choose to be homeless should just be left to fend for themselves.
Faezah Ismail said…
That is an interesting perspective. Thank you very much.
Anonymous said…
Hello, I'm Tasha, a member of Reach Org, you can join us in the feeding program to help the poor.

Follow this link :
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52616358719&v=wall
Anonymous said…
for your information, there is a shelter for this homeless. Anjung Singgah. i hope that this centre effectively help these person to live normally.

Popular Posts

Koh Soo Ling: Letter perfect love

I will not be able to attend my friend's wedding because I will be in Kuching, Sarawak on the day of the reception. When duty calls, ...
That is so sad. I will make it up to you Koh Soo Ling, who is pictured here with husband Michael Howard.
Soo Ling has found happiness with a wonderful Irish man who loves her with an intensity that makes her heart flutter.
She will begin a new life in Ireland and the prospect of living in the countryside fills her with excitement.
She will love her man, take care of him, cook and bake for him, take part in community life and write, write and write. 
Yes, Soo Ling will continue to write for New Sunday Times and she promises to share her activities with readers in Malaysia.
Theirs is not a whirlwind romance. They started as pen pals, two teenagers who were eager to learn about foreign cultures.
Pen pal relationships are so mysterious. Some write to their friends abroad for only a short time; others continue to swap letters and gifts in their old age.
Yet o…

Don't Waste The Last 10 Nights of Ramadan - Mufti Menk | Deen 360

Earning your second chance

People rarely get second chances. When we make a serious mistake we seldom get an opportunity for a do-over. Those we have hurt will remember our transgressions for a long time. Maybe forever.

Published accounts remind us of the agony of former prisoners and rehabilitated drug addicts who are denied jobs, housing and other services on account of past convictions. They want desperately to clear their records of past crimes however minor these might seem. They want to take a path towards a new start that will help them improve their circumstances.

Quite simply, they need a second chance. They want to have a shot at a normal life.

But there are conditions attached to the privilege of being bestowed a second chance. Offenders must take full responsibility for their actions and honestly regret what they have done.

Islam's concept of taubat  (repentance)states that wrongdoers must demonstrate sincere remorse, sorrow and guilt, promise not to repeat their mistakes and do good deeds as Al…