I found old women lying on the five foot way, on a burning hot afternoon, napping. It is a very sad sight. Things like these shouldn’t happen here in a country which often talk so much about how developed it has become. The Government is reminding us about giant projects like the NCER and the PGCC.
Yet, how do they explain the poverty face by these unfortunate folks? Initially, I was reluctant to take their photos. Then, on second thought, why not? If I can bring the stark reality to everyone that things are not rosy like what our Government wants us to believe, I think I am doing something useful. If I can bring awareness to my readers that there people who live on roadsides, maybe there are kind folks out there willing to give alms to them.
It is very sad to see this makcik curled up under the shade, in the hot sun, sleeping on a mat. It makes me very angry that in a state that often have so many projects to beautify the roundabouts and other useless projects, we have failed to find shelter for these people.
I do not know where these folks come from or if they are Malaysians. But they are still human. I guess they are gathering there to collect donations and handouts from the nearby mosque. There are like 30-40 of them.
I hope the State Government of Penang do something with this real fast. Why are there so many poor people? And yet, there are so much wastage in all the useless projects? Can’t we find a balance somewhere?
If these photos touched your heart, remember to give some donations to the poor folks you find around you. Raya is coming and they deserve new clothes, nice foods and the knowledge that all of us care.