The RM 48 million allocation (The Star & NST Headlines 24/10/09) for providing welfare assistance and house rental payments does not reach this Indian family.
The sole bread winner who is also a heart patient earns RM 1,000.00 but has eight mouths to feed. This family even has difficulty in paying their electricity bills. Three of their children have been denied birth certificates as he could not even afford to pay the compound of RM 50.00 because of late registration.
This is the real height of poverty.