Hundreds homeless and alone in KL

Hundreds homeless and alone in KL
The homeless in Kuala Lumpur sleep on ‘beds’ made from cardboard or discarded cloth, scrounge for food and wash up at relief centres.

KUALA LUMPUR - It's an urban nightmare.

Drug abuse, mental issues, unemployment, poverty, the unaffordability of housing, lack of education and domestic problems have driven people to live on the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Charity organisation Peoplegiving estimates the KL homeless to be 800.

These people sleep on 'beds' made from cardboard or discarded cloth, scrounge for food and wash up at relief centres.

One homeless person said in a previous report by The Star, "Most of the time I feel misunderstood. I feel like a burden and a liability."

New pictures of the homeless in Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur were posted on netizen Nell-lynn Perera's Facebook page.

"I've seen the homeless in my travels and when I lived abroad. I was always giving food to them. They never leave my thoughts," she posted.

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