When the urban poor renovate their homes on the sly
The illegal renovations are part of a larger pattern of indifference, driven by what appears to be a lack of options for the hard-core poor.
Ramadan for PJ’s urban poor
While Ramadan is one of the biggest events on the Muslim calendar, it marks no break for families like Kak Nani's which continue their daily struggle to put food on the table.
With Ramadan comes a world of worries for urban poor
Even as the country gears up for the fasting month and Hari Raya, families living below the poverty line find it difficult to plan beyond the next day.
Hard times call for more precise numbers on the urban poor
Initiatives to help those in need should continue but in a more streamlined way to ensure that assistance is effectively channelled.
Period poverty afflicts urban poor as pandemic continues
Many do not have even the basic necessities for personal hygiene, a situation that could turn worse as the Covid-19 pandemic takes its toll on the finances of the urban poor.
Pandemic hardship creating malnourished school dropouts
Unhealthy, listless children will not grow into adults capable of joining Malaysia’s digital economy, and this will be a long-term problem for the country.
Pandemic heaps more money woes on vulnerable poor
The urban poor need sustainable solutions not just cash handouts, says new report.