DBKL cares for urban poor, FT ministry says after Unicef malnourishment report

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — The Federal Territories Ministry said that the capital’s poorest residents receive adequate assistance through all its welfare programmes.

In response to a recent Unicef study that found many urban poor children living in public flats to be malnourished, the ministry said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) provides safe and conducive housing services to residents of public housing areas and People’s Housing Project (PPR), and denied it had been negligent.

“To produce a highly-educated and healthy generation among the housing residents, DBKL and the Government have never been negligent in providing the best services in every aspect,” the ministry was quoted by The Star daily as saying. Read more