Source: The Star Online
BUTTERWORTH: Despite being surrounded by development, poverty remains a problem for residents of Kampung Manis in Prai.
The 70-year-old village, previously known as Kampung Selut, is ringed by a sugar mill, a railway station and a port.
Located between Taman Inderawasih and the Prai River, its 1,000 residents live in dilapidated homes without proper sanitation or basic necessities.
Grass cutter R. Gunasegaran, 50, said his house turns into an “island” during downpours.
Gunasegaran also gets his electricity from cables connected to his neighbour’s house.