Homeless or “kutu rayau” is defined as a person who do not have a permanent residence. In 2011, there were 1328 homeless citizens in Kuala Lumpur and 40 percent of them have a permanent job earning not more than RM1,000, however, they are living in poverty as the cost of living is very high.
It became very difficult for them living with a low income until they can’t even rent a room or a house. So, they decided to sleep on the sidewalk around Kota Raya, Menara Maybank, Chow Kit, Masjid India and as well as under the bridge nearby KL KTM Station.
Jalan Pudu Kuala Lumpur
Kota Raya, Kuala Lumpur
Sg Klang Kuala Lumpur
KTM Station Kuala Lumpur
Chow Kit Sidewalk
Masjid India Sidewalk
This is what happened to their feet for not wearing any shoes (Kota Raya)
A group of homeless sleeping together at Kota Raya
This post was first seen at Syarafiq Abd Samad’s Blog. Picture courtesy of Syarafiq Abd Samad as well. Without him, you wouldn’t be reading this.
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