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Vagrants dirty up benches and pedestrian walkways built to boost Kuala Lumpur’s image.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should consider consulting the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help tackle the ongoing issues related to stateless children and street kids in major towns across the state.
KUALA LUMPUR: The decision on whether to formulate a new law or improve the Destitute Persons Act 1977 to tackle the issue of beggars can only be made after the review of the Act is completed next year.
EIGHTEEN years ago, Mazlan, then 30, flew from his hometown in Kuching, Sarawak, to the peninsula in search of a better life.
SITI (not her real name), a single mother from Cheras, travels every day with her two children aged five and six to collect food and any handouts distributed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or Good Samaritans.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government plans to review the Destitute Persons Act 1977 to better deal with the homeless, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.
KUALA LUMPUR: There are plans to review archaic laws against door-to-door begging, says Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.
They come, they collect and then they sell. While some among the homeless profit from the excess items they receive, there are others who abuse the medicine prescribed to them.