In late 2019, the world was shocked by the outbreak of COVID19 also known as Corona Virus Disease. For your information, the coronavirus was found in Wuhan China the late in December 2019. Many people were affected during the pandemic and some of them lost their job also this is one of the media highlights every day on the news and social media. Netizens also non stop sharing and commenting about how their life got affected during this pandemic. While other people busy with their life, homeless people also worrying about theirs. For those who not know, homeless mean people who are normally living on the street and not have a home. Homeless people normally consist of those got discarded by their families and insane people. They also human and they also need to be protected and we do not want them to get coronavirus plus it is better to prevention is better than cure.
In Malaysia, thanks to the government because they are really competent to handle the coronavirus cases and try their best to stop the COVID chain. Plus, the virus is really dangerous and it can harm our body and it can cause death. Malaysia’s government also helps folks and provides some money to them for the homeless people it also no exception for them and they also get some help from the government. During the pandemic, the government offers shelters for them because it is compulsory for each folk to stay inside the building and no one can stay out of their home without a solid reason. NGOs also play an important role and help the government to provide temporary placement and food 4 times a day. Homeless people also human and they also need shelter during this pandemic because it is quite hard to track them if they got the virus. Many of them have a low immune system and have health problems such as mental problems and it can easily lead them to get the virus.
Besides that, the government also find an initiative to give the homeless people job to make sure they are more independent and can survive on their own. Government can’t afford to help them much more in the long term so they must help themself. This is actually a good move to help the homeless community especially the local one. It is better for us and the government to give a job to the local homeless people other than giving jobs to illegal immigrants. DBKL cooperates with other agencies such as Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM), Jabatan Buruh, Jabatan Kesihatan, Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan (AADK), and Jabatan Imegresian to give their best to provide jobs for these homeless people. Other than that, about 360 homeless people went to the motivation centre after Aidilfitri at Selangor and Pahang.
This pandemic really affects many people and we as human beings must help those who need our help. Malaysia’s government and NGOs really play an important role during this pandemic and the Malaysia government always said that they will try their best to not let anyone left behind and will try to help those who needed. This pandemic actually is a good start-up to unite the Malaysian regardless of race, ethnicity or skin colour they try to help as much as they can. Hopefully, the vaccine for this virus can be found as soon as possible because it really affects the world including the economy, lifestyle, and education. If the homeless do not have a place to get food or temporary placement for them to stay during the pandemic they can go and ask for help at their nearest transit centre for homeless people or go to any community welfare centre and ask for their help. They will try to help as much as they can or maybe they will try to send you to the homeless centre located at Titiwangsa Sentral. By the way, if you stay at Kl Sentral condo or any KL Sentral apartment or near and want to donate food or clothes it is welcome for you to do that. As Malaysians, we try to respond to the government’s call to not let anyone left behind and try to help them as much as we can.