Reasons People Are Homeless in Malaysia

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REASONS PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS IN MALAYSIA
Homeless is defined as people who have nowhere to live, and who often live on the streets (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 2008). Almost all countries in the world are facing this phenomenon. However, in Asia there is only one percent of people who are homeless (The U.S. Conference of Mayor, 2001). Do you think people in Malaysia are also homelessness? A 61 year old man, Lim Tian Swee who was mistaken for a beggar had confessed that he was homeless for about nine months and habitually napped at the Pasar Seni LRT Station with other hundreds of people there (Star Newspaper, January 7, 2008). This shows that Malaysians are also experiencing this problem. Unfortunately, it appears that
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Thus, the rich becomes richer, the poor becomes poorer. Another reason people are homeless is running away from their problems. People become selfish to face or settle the problems and they just got to the last conclusion making the wrong decision by running away from home. There is also a story about a young man who failed to cope when a girlfriend, whom he loved, ended their relationship. He stated that he made a bad decision and decided to leave his job. He received bad advice from his friends. He left Johor Baharu and became a homeless person (New Straits Times article, May 17, 2008). When people think about running away, they probably imagine that there will be no more rules, no more fights and no more parents to tell you what to do. It sounds great and exciting but in reality, people who run away will face new problems like they do not have any money, food to eat, a safe place to sleep, or anyone to look for them. People who live on the streets often have to steal to buy food. Many of them take drugs or alcohol to get through the day because they become so depressed and feel that no one cares about them. Besides that, the number of people with HIV or AIDS and other diseases is also higher on streets because these people might use IV drugs or have unprotected sex to earn money. In addition, these problems lead this homeless people to be stressful and worst become

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