‘Lepak’, the great escape from the confines of low-cost housing units
Lacking the space for themselves at home, children take what they can get elsewhere instead.
Breaking the lethal cycle of child poverty
Perhaps the only way out for children living in hardcore poverty is education.
In Sarawak town, squatter grandmother collects water and worries about the future
Old and alone, Enchi Anak Gegom does her best to care for her granddaughter.
Reading lessons on the way as help pours in for Suki and her dad
Father and daughter express their thanks for all of the help they have received so far, as efforts continue on the legal front to fight for Suki's right to citizenship.
No citizenship, no mother: The 10-year-old taking care of her father alone
Suki Wong Pei Yee does everything she can to take care of her father, who suffered a stroke seven years ago.
Gainfully employed but still down and out
Many homeless people in the capital city do not make enough to keep a roof over their heads.
Hari Raya for the homeless on the streets of Kuala Lumpur
Living rough means that many are dependent on charity for any form of celebration they might have.
Good intentions during Ramadan see Klang Valley streets swamped with food waste
While distributing warm packed food to the poor and homeless is seen as an act of charity during the fasting month, much of it ends up in the garbage bin.
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.
Happy Bank, reaching the needy across the country
For seven years, Happy Bank has been helping those in need, but numbers now are greater than ever thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. Contributions to Happy Bank can be channelled to Maybank account number 568621000906.
Putrajaya sets up 24-hour food basket hotline to tackle pandemic hunger
Assistance will be delivered from July 19 onwards although those in severe need can request for aid to be given earlier.
A mother’s lonely road after losing her son to Covid-19
Even after losing his eyesight and his job as a taxi driver, Mohd Kamil Affendy Hashim worked hard and was a good son, Aminah Ibrahim says.