WE thank MP for Petaling Jaya Maria Chin Abdullah for highlighting the very relevant issue of poverty and her feedback on The Star’s recent story.
Yesterday, we published a cover story in StarMetro, “Old, poor and homeless”, which highlighted the very issue she mentioned. Our team began working on this story as soon as the news broke.
We are very much aligned in wanting to raise awareness on the poverty issue and other issues that impact Malaysians daily. That said, we are always cognisant of the role we play in society and appreciate any feedback, positive or otherwise, to allow us to learn and grow. We will also review the news angles and headlines she pointed out as well.
Our thoughts are also with the families who have been impacted by this tragedy. We can only hope that this will also serve as a lesson for us on the heavy responsibility we all have when it comes to taking care of the welfare of Malaysians.
Chief content officer
Star Media Group