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One big home for the destitute

KUALA LUMPUR: There is literally no roof over their heads but home is where the heart is.

Take for example Awang Dollah, 44, who sleeps on the sidewalks near Medan Pasar square here.

“I am happy here. There is no reason for me to go home,” he said.

Awang, who is a Sarawakian, said that he had been here for the past 12 years following a failed marriage. He also left his three children behind.

“I came here to work and be independent. But I struggled to get a permanent job. I have been doing the occasional odd jobs since then,” he said.

He did not feel the need to work to buy a house as the cit…
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