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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DAP proved Kuala Lumpur not hardcore free

DAP led by MPs Tony Pua and Lim Lip Eng together with supporters carried out food distribution for the poor at the open car park near Sinar Kota Jalan Silang Kuala Lumpur. The event of giving out food to the poor was to draw attention to the fact that there are still thousands of hardcore poor in Kuala Lumput contrary to the claim by Raja Nong Kuala Lumpur is free of hard core poor. See Minister declares KL free of hardcore poor.

Prior to the food distribution, Tony Pua and Lim Lip Eng gave a press conference as well as video interviews with Malaysiakini. The video below is proof that Kuala Lumpur is still haunted by thousands of hard core poor:

Food for the poor by DAP
Tony Pua video interview by Malaysiakini on Kuala Lumpur hard core poor
Lim Lip Eng video interview by Malaysiakini

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Kuala Lumpur has been declared hardcore poverty-free.
Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the number of poor and vulnerable people in the capital had been reduced by at least 50 per cent from a year ago.

He said from next year, the government would increase aid to target groups through programmes such as home sales, education aid and funeral care scheme.

“Under the urban well-being element, we have provided small business skills training for the poor,” he told reporters after launching of the inaugural World Congress on Infrastructure Asset Management here today.

Raja Nong Chik said efforts to completely overcome poverty and the vulnerable in the urban areas would take time in view of the dynamic population.

“We will continue to help the hardcore poor. The poor may be out of the doldrums but they could fall back into the pit again due to insufficient assistance. To say that we can eradicate hardcore poverty 100 per cent is difficult,” he said. —

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