Connect with us


Struggling Trishaw Riders In Penang Forced To Sleep On Sidewalks As They Have No Income


Pjimage 51 1
Source: Zuhainy Zulkiffli | Harian Metro & BERNAMA | Media Permata

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Without foreign tourists or locals who are mostly residing at home due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), things are not looking good for trishaw peddlers in Penang who are facing the brunt of the Covid-19 economic fallout.

Cinese Man

According to a report by Harian Metro, Urban Life Volunteers Executive Secretary Sarah Abdullah said, many of them, who are mostly senior citizens, had to turn sidewalks or the three-wheeled vehicles into homes as they could not afford to pay room rentals. Some of them even shower at the nearby public toilets and solely rely on handouts from generous people out there to provide them with meals.

Following that, Sarah said, as a non-governmental organiSation (NGO), they’ve taken the initiative to provide food provisions for trishaw pullers in three locations, namely near the Tun Abdul Razak Complex (Komtar), Jalan Penang, and Lebuh Armenian, according to Harian Metro.


Their party recorded a total of 120 active trishaw pullers who received food donations every day. “We are in need of volunteers or donors to help us sponsor meals and daily necessities such as soap, blankets, towels, face masks, or hand sanitisers,” said Sarah Abdullah in a report by Harian Metro.


Sarah also appealed to the state government to increase the current monthly financial assistance of RM100 to RM200 at least. They also urged the Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP) to provide suitable employment opportunities for these trishaw men as part-time workers, to collect garbage or work as cleaners.

Among the affected trishaw paddlers was 58-year-old Surinder Singh, who said he was used to sleeping in his trishaw as he did not have the money to rent a room or live in a boarding house.

“I only have a piece of cloth that I use as a blanket and clean myself with it in a nearby public toilet.”

“Currently, I don’t have a single cent in my pocket and only rely on the generosity of the people to get food,” he said in a report by Harian Metro.


Also Read: PDRM Officers Allegedly Extorted RM500 From Young Hawkers After Throwing Their Food Products

My Post 2021 06 07T152843.456

Source: Harian Metro
Source: Sinar Harian

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ministry Organises Skill Programme Ministry Organises Skill Programme
News6 hours ago

Ministry of Youth Launches Programme To Empower B40 & M40 Youths With Additional Skills

Many a time, we’re always told that education is the answer to someone’s future. However, in this society, there are...

Feat Image Anwar Ibrahim Quran Distribution Feat Image Anwar Ibrahim Quran Distribution
News13 hours ago

PM: M’sia To Distribute 1 Million Copies Of The Quran Worldwide In Response To Burning Of The Holy Book In Sweden

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced that our country will immediately issue one million copies of the Quran...

Do Not Report Police On Waze 1 Do Not Report Police On Waze 1
News14 hours ago

KL Police Chief: “Please do not report police presence & roadblocks on Waze”

Waze is a great GPS application and many of us use it daily. Sometimes, we may come across a certain...

Ft Gerakan Ft Gerakan
News1 day ago

Gerakan Invites Former UMNO Politicians Hishammuddin & KJ to Join Them Following UMNO Sacking

Former Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was among several prominent UMNO leaders that were sacked by the party for alleged disciplinary...

Collage 16 3 Collage 16 3
News1 day ago

76y/o M’sian in Kepong Asks His Friend to Return His RM250, Gets Beaten to Death With Plastic Chair

If your responsibility to return the money that you’ve borrowed from others, but an unfortunate man in Kepong, KL met...

Ft Biden Ft Biden
News2 days ago

US President Biden Congratulates Anwar Over Malaysia’s Inspiring Democracy in GE15

Following his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was soon after flooded with congratulatory messages from...

Collage Son N Dad 1 Collage Son N Dad 1
News2 days ago

13yo Chess Protégé from Klang Defeats Chess Grandmaster at Johor International Chess Open

Remember Genkeswaran Muniyan, who was featured in an award winning inspiration film about his life story on how he was...

Ft Changi Ft Changi
News2 days ago

Traveller Jokes That He’s Carrying Explosives & Nuclear Weapons at Changi Airport, Gets Fined RM6k

When you’re at the airport, there’s a feeling of heightened awareness due to the various security protocols that exist as...


Latest Videos