Block 9 and Block 10 for the Hardcore Poor Housing Programme Country The sun is located near Jalan Klang Lama, Petaling Jaya seemed unmanageable.Under the building including car and motorcycle parking, stairs, corridors and mosque roof filled with rubbish. Graffiti on the walls and public facilities damaged by vandalism impair the view of other bad smell in certain parts of the corridors and elevators. writer who recently was there to see and it barely hit neighborhoods filled plastic garbage thrown from the top floor and landed a few inches from the head writer. The two 17-storey blocks are home to about 6,000 people. Country Mentari has 60 percent of the population consisting of Malays and the rest Indians. This neighborhood saw a lot of fights. Lives of these two communities are under threat of confrontation. arguments and fights between the two races are common place. This problem can be seen from the background population. Mentari Villagers largely derived from the village of Kampung Medan and Gandhi who witnessed a fight between Indian and Malay communities in March 2001. In the incident, six people were killed and dozens injured. Although both parties have reconciled and moved from the slum areas to the neighborhood a more manageable, but they still carry the old culture. According to the Chief Residents’ Association Women’s Wing of Block 10, Country Mentari Noraini Nordin, 41, this scenario reflects the culture when they first lived in squatter settlements. Habits squatters
“While living in squatter settlements, they have habits and throw litter outside the home, in drains and rivers. In fact, they bring this culture after moving to Country Mentari .
“If you hold mutual help clean the surrounding area in less than half an hour, it is dirty again,” said Chief Residents’ Association Women’s Country The sun’s Block 10.
social problems that occur when living in squatter areas, such as free mixing between men and women, drug abuse, disturb public order, theft of motorcycles and cars broken glass windows have become a culture.
More worrying, when fighting between Indians and Malays are going to trigger environment is not comfortable with the people.
“Always have a fight here. Regardless between India and the Malay, or Malay or Malay to India with India, “he said.The situation is worse when people work hard, be divided according to their political beliefs that make it difficult to unite.
As the number of conflicts between ethnic groups recorded a high number, the Department of National Unity and Integration Desa Mentari declared as one of the hot spot lamps require attention.
Research Department of Sociology and Anthropology, International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM) in relation to a fight involving India and the Malay community housing project for the Hardcore Poor (PPRT) Taman Medan found that it is not racist.
There is no issue of hatred among the Malays and Indians , but stress and poverty cause obvious relations have become strained Professor Dr. Fatimah Daud, who led the study conducted in 2009.
The study was aimed at knowing the source of ethnic conflict in the area due to more reported clashes between the two people.
Commenting on the results of the study, and she said, what happened in the Taman Medan is the manifestation of the social problems that occur in any slum area in the world.
Poverty, social problems, crime, drugs and everything else is here to put pressure on their lives.
“They are the urban poor who need attention. If previously they live in squatter settlements without pay rent, but when they moved here to make monthly payments to the bank between RM200 to RM300 per month.“When depressed, there is a small or trivial matter, they quickly get irritated, angry, and eventually fall out. Not because suspicious or racial problem,” he said in an interview recently. She said the average population in the Village Mentari education. They work as laborers, truck and taxi drivers, while those who work with the government were generally low clerk or employee with an income below RM1, 500 per month. Stress
Most of the family, just depends on the husband who is a contributor to family income and the wife is not working.“Every home has at least four to 10 children. With that much income, not enough to cover their lives. This is what causes some children do not go to school, did not complete their schooling and then continue social problems in the area.
“Stress can also cause they are not satisfied. Loss of tolerance. Despite having moved to the PPRT, very difficult to change the mentality and life activities of the squatter community, “he said.Realizing what was happening in Taman Medan, the special attention given by the Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN) to deal with it.
A comprehensive study being undertaken by JPNIN in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), which involves seven housing the poor in Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Penang to find out the conflicts and problems faced by residents in the area be.
Meanwhile, Director General JPNIN, Datuk Azman Amin Hassan said: “The study is still in its infancy, and still collect the data so that results can be presented to the government so that an action can be taken to help people living the PPRT, mostly ex-squatters, “he said. He said, based on observations made by JPNIN, fights often occur in the area because of alcohol.
” But it is not arrive at a security threat because of where it occurred, the police and our people will help solve JPNIN.“We do not want it to continue so, because the study is important to unlocking one by one the problems occur because we understand what the previous government is not enough to help people like this,” he said.
According to him, with a population in the area, many of the problems and grievances that arise between the car park is not adequate, the removal waste that is not systematic and lack of exercise causes them to live under pressure.
“The narrow house, life stress, which for the case when there are a few things, to bridle and fight. This is what we need to see and find a solution, “he said.Love Program Neighbourhood Community by the recently launched to find out the problems that occur in one particular area of high-risk areas. “In addition to providing counseling to parents, the most we try to stress to help them realize the importance of education to transform lives there. ” We also organize free classes to help children children who will face the Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR) and Lower Secondary Assessment (PMR) because we know they can not afford to pay for additional classes outside, “he said.
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