Penang Government Must Help Trishaw Riders – Deputy Minister
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 29 – The Penang government is urged to help improve the lives of trishaw riders in the state, especially those who do not have homes. Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datin Chew Mei Fun said the Penang government should give attention to trishaw riders as some of them use their vehicles as homes.
“The Penang government must do something to help the trishaw riders who are so poor that some are using the umbrellas as roofs for protection. “The sight of trishaw riders sleeping in their vehicles maybe common to locals but it presents a bad view of Penang and Malaysia in the eyes of foreign tourists,” she told reporters in George Town, Saturday.
Earlier, Chew visited Penang Anjung Singgah in Lebuh Chulia, a referral centre for the homeless, a project of the National Welfare Foundation. She said the doors of Anjung Singgah is always open to trishaw riders, who can also be classed as homeless.
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