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Near-impossible dream
29 September 2014

SHELTER, food, clean water, sanitation and clothing are among the most basic necessities everyone should be entitled to, even those living below the poverty line.

Unfortunately, there are many people deprived of such basic necessities, even in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Some of the homeless band together for safety and create communities that can be found under bridges or along the pavements at night.

Due to the high cost of living in the city and ever-increasing rental rates, these homeless people, who mostly earn RM10 a day, cannot afford a room.

The government’s Housing Project for the Hardcore Poor (PPRT) was created to help these people but, somehow, those who really need it are finding it highly impossible to get.

A recent visit by StarMetro to the streets of Kuala Lumpur showed just how serious and long the wait for PPRT rental units really is.

From the visit, three different scenarios were uncovered.

Hidden in a corner called Kampung Periuk, is a shabby looking shack made out of zinc and wood.

Looking a little slanted from the outside, the colourful wooden house built on stilts comes with a makeshift toilet outside the house.

Though it may not look like much, it is a place that quite a number of the homeless seek shelter and call home.

It is a place of refuge, especially to the homeless women and children, whose sleeping options are usually limited to the five-foot-ways or under the bridges beside the river.

With no money to rent a proper place to sleep, they temporarily move into the wooden house built by a homeless man who calls himself Pak Man.

“I have given up waiting for a PPRT flat, it took too long and one day, I just got fed up and decided to take matters into my own hands,” Pak Man said.

The 57-year-old, who has been homeless for about 10 years, explained that the never-ending wait for PPRT flats is torturous and when he could wait no longer, he decided to just build his own home.

Completed three years ago, the wooden house is made of unwanted wood and zinc that Pak Man finds along the roadside and near construction sites.

“It was really hard to build the house as I had neither help nor experience, so I spent some time watching how the workers do things at construction sites.

“Then I improvised and just started building and now it is a house,” he said.

Coming all the way here from Kedah in 1988 to try and make a better living, the father-of-one said he used to work and rent a room in the city.

But as the cost of living increased, his finances became tighter and soon he could no longer afford the increasing rent.

Pak Man had previously worked as a security guard, at a steamboat restaurant and also sold roast chicken.

Ten years ago, he got laid off after not being paid for several months.

“I couldn’t take living on the streets as it was not the safest place.

“Every once in a while, we get disturbed by the authorities who tell us to leave if we sleep on the street,” he said.

Every now and then, Pak Man’s house is used by the homeless community as a hideaway from raids and operations conducted by the authorities.

Every night, before going to sleep in his steel mobile vending cart near Wangsa Maju, a homeless man who calls himself Pak Din prays that he will get a PPRT flat in the morning.

Having put in his application in early 2012, the father of three is still waiting to hear back from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on the availability of a unit.

“I want to know what is taking so long for my application to be processed? PPRT flats are there to help the really poor, like me.

“But until now, DBKL does not seem to be responsive and is not dealing with this case urgently,” said Pak Din, who hails from Kelantan.

Pak Din, who is in his late 40s, explained that he and his 20-year-old daughter were forced out onto the streets about four months ago.

He was previously staying at a government shelter.

The shelter had been his temporary home since he came to Kuala Lumpur in 2011 with his daughter and son, both of whom are currently still in school. His youngest daughter remained in Kelantan.

For two years, he lived at the shelter, while waiting patiently for DBKL to give him a PPRT unit to rent.

“I do not understand why I have not been given a place to rent as I am trying to make a decent living for my family.

“The money I earn goes to my children’s education and money is really tight for me to afford a place in this city.

“All I can afford is the PPRT unit, which costs about RM124 per month to rent,” he said.

Pak Din currently has his own shoe repair business, which earns him between RM20 and RM50 a day, and sometimes more on good days.

Ever since he and his daughter were asked to leave the shelter to make room for newcomers, he was forced to send his daughter to Cheras to work at a nursery that provides accommodation.

His 18-year-old son, however, is living with him in the tiny kiosk.

“I cannot ask my son to sleep on the streets as it is too dangerous for him,” he said.

When asked about his daily spending, Pak Din explained that he had to spend RM2 a day per person to shower at a public facility.

For three people it will be RM6, plus their daily food and drinks which would amount to about RM10 per person.

“I do not even take free food from the soup kitchens as I want to stand on my own two feet.

“I hope the Government will not see us (the homeless) as trash and will give us a place to sleep in if they do not want us on the streets,” he said.

Pak Din has no intentions of moving back to Kelantan as he has nothing left there after his wife died about 12 years ago.

Recently, he received a call from DBKL, informing him of an available PPRT unit. However, he was asked to pay RM400 upfront as a deposit to secure the unit.

He is now in the process of collecting the money, without which the unit will no longer be reserved for him.

Ahmad D who tried applying for a PPRT unit in Lembah Subang in 2011, could only describe the whole process as a bad experience.

After getting a call from the local authority about the availability of a PPRT unit for rent, he went to check it out.

To his shock, the unit he was allocated was badly damaged, with broken windows and missing doors.

“Everything was broken, there were no doors or windows and it was dirty and badly maintained.

“When I asked Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) about it, they told me to repair it myself if I wanted to rent the unit,” he said.

The 38-year-old, who is currently renting a place in Kinrara, said he could not even afford to rent a proper place, so how would he be able to come up with the money to repair the unit.

Working on a golf course, he said that he needed a unit close to the Subang area because his mother’s was receiving medical attention at a clinic in the neighbourhood.

His mother, who lives with him, suffered a stroke and has hyperthyroid and requires regular check-ups and medication.

“My current rental is RM300 and money is really tight, so getting a PPRT unit will really help me a lot,” he said.

He further explained that the authorities will not disclose where the units are or how many units are available for rent.

All they can do is fill in a form, apply and hope for the best.

Pembukaan Madrasah Pedas Hilir, Rembau dan Madrasah Perempuan di Kg Sega Hulu, Rantau

Untuk makluman pihak Madrasah Tahfiz Al Falah Seremban (MATAF) bersyukur kepada Allah swt kerana dengan izinnya kami telah membuka dua madrasah baru beralamat seperti berikut:

MATAF (Madrasah Lelaki)
Masjid Lama Pedas Hilir,
Masjid Dr. Haji Mohammad Eusuff Teh   
Lot 3303 Kariah Pedas Hilir
71400, Pedas, Rembau
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus

MATAF (Madrasah Perempuan)
Kampung Sega Hulu, Kampung Sega,
71200 Rantau
Negeri Sembilan

Untuk urusan rasmi Madrasah sila hubungi Setiausaha/Mudir Madrasah En Azhar Shaharuddin 0122201967. Beliau akan membantu tuan puan untuk urusan yang diperlukan atau Pengerusi Madrasah En Suhaili Sahari 0133974740.

Khusus untuk Anak Rembau di perantauan, jom kita meriahkan madrasah di Rembau

Untuk pengetahuan Anak Rembau khususnya Anak Rembau di perantauan, terdapat 3 sekolah pondok, madrasah atau sekolah tahfiz yang sedang beroperasi atau dalam proses pembinaan dan pengubahsuaian.

Mereka yang ingin berbakti di bumi Rembau untuk meningkatkan syiar Islam di sini bolehlah menghubungi terus pihak pengurusan madrasah ini atau salurkan terus ke akaun bank yang dinyatakan di bawah ini.

Alamat : Kg. Bongek, Jalan Chengkau-Pulau Mampat, Rembau
Hubungi : Ustaz Septian 0132646001
Untuk sumbangan sila salurkan ke Akuan Maybank 562843505815 atas nama TARB ALGONTORY

Alamat : Kg Padang Besar, Jalan Bongek-Gadong, Chengkau, Rembau
Hubungi : Ustaz Zakaria bin Talib Whatsapp 010-4019815 atau tel 019-2865129
Untuk sumbangan sila salurkan ke Akaun Bank CIMB 05020686246522

Alamat : Bongek Acheh , Jalan Rembau-Tampin, Rembau
Hubungi : Ustaz Faizal 013-2300595
Untuk sumbangan sila salurkan ke akuan MADRASAH ISLAMIAH HAJI IBRAHIM , No Akaun 8601034069 , CIMB Islamic.


Mari kita bersama bantu Saudara Razis

Saya telah berinteraksi bersama Saudara Razis pada 26 September 2014 melalui Whatsapp. Beliau ditimpa kemalangan jalanraya pada tahun 2010 lagi. Namun ALLAH belum mengizinkan beliau untuk pulih sepenuhnya. Beliau masih belum dapat berjalan seperti biasa walaupun dalam rumah sendiri. Beliau hanya mengharapkan sumber pendapatan dari isteri yang bekerja sebagai jururawat di sebuah hospital swasta. Beliau memerlukan perbelanjaan untuk rawatan susulan antaranya fisioterapi yang memerlukan kos RM 277 sebulan serta kos perbelanjaan lain.

Bantuan JKM telah diperolehi, bantuan Baitul Mal sedang dalam proses mengisi borang.

Kepada mereka yang ingin membantu membiayai kos rawatan fisioterapi ini bolehlah menghubungi Sdr Razis Abdul Razak di 018-3254797 .

Atau kepada mereka yang ingin secara sukarela untuk melakukan rawatan susulan kepada beliau dengan kepakaran yang ada juga adalah amat dialukan.

Kita yang sempurna sihat tubuh badan ini, rajin-rajinlah tolong mereka yang memerlukan, serta rajin-rajinlah ke masjid untuk solat dan dengar kuliah. ALLAH beri kita macam-macam nikmat, namun kita masih minta macam-macam lagi.

Di sini bermulanya sebuah cinta. Cinta kerana ALLAH.

10 jam terbaring dalam tandas
Harian Metro 21 Feb 2014

Seremban: Kecederaan akibat kemalangan mengakibatkan seorang lelaki kini terlantar dan lebih menyedihkan, dia pernah terbaring di dalam tandas lebih 10 jam kerana tidak mampu bergerak.

Mohd Razis Abdul Razak, 37, lumpuh dari bahagian pinggang ke bawah, malah kedua-dua tangannya kebas dan mempunyai masalah saraf menyebabkan dia tidak berdaya mengangkat barang.

Perbelanjaan perubatan mencecah RM400 sebulan diuruskan isterinya yang bekerja sebagai jururawat di sebuah hospital swasta.

“Saya pernah terbaring dalam tandas lebih 10 jam. Sebelum itu, isteri membantu saya ke tandas jam 8.30 malam dan dia terpaksa bergegas ke tempat kerja. Saya tidak mampu bangun dan terpaksa menunggu isteri habis bekerja jam 7 pagi keesokannya.

“Kebiasaannya isteri pulang ke rumah apabila ada kelapangan untuk menyediakan makan minum selain menguruskan saya, namun apabila banyak kerja di hospital dia tidak boleh pulang maka saya akan uruskan diri sendiri,” katanya.


Perkembangan pembinaan Sekolah Tahfiz di Bongek, Rembau

Pembinaan sekolah tahfiz di Kg Bongek, Jln Chengkau-Pulau Mampat, Rembau kini sedang giat dijalankan. Kos pembinaan sekolah tahfiz ini dijangka sekitar RM 200,000 sahaja. Kini diperingkat membina tapak bangunan.

Kepada mereka yang ingin menderma besi, simen, batu bata serta lain-lain bahan binaan untuk sekolah tahfiz ini sila hubungi Pengetua sekolah ini Ustaz Septian 0132646001 atau Hj Rozmal bin Malakan 012-2267406 .

Untuk sumbangan sila salurkan ke :
Akuan Maybank 562843505815

Maklumat lanjut Sekolah Tahfiz Arabic Al Gontory di


Empangan Gemencheh amat kritikal, kita perlukan orang yang ikhlas

Kita perlukan orang seperti Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait yang ikhlas, mengorbankan segala-galanya demi Islam untuk memohon kepada Allah agar menurunkan hujan di kawasan Empangan Gemencheh, N.Sembilan yang amat kritikal sekarang ini yang mengakibatkan daerah Rembau dan Tampin terpaksa di catu bekalan air. Disamping itu kita semua perlu bertaubat, mohon ampun kepada Allah , takut-takut dosa yang ada pada kita ini antara penyebab hujan tidak turun di Empangan Gemencheh.


Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait sanggup menaiki keretapi yang uzur merentasi benua Afrika selama berhari-hari, di kejar di padang pasir oleh ular yang berbisa, hanya semata-mata untuk berdakwah dan menjalankan misi kemanusiaan.

Satu hari beliau pergi ke sebuah kampung yang sudah berbulan-bulan tidak hujan. Ketua kampung tersebut berkata kepada Dr Abdul Rahman, kalau nak datang berdakwah tak payahlah, mereka suruh Dr Abdul Rahman balik. Mereka hendakkan hujan kata mereka. Dr Abdul Rahman tidak berdaya menunaikan permintaan mereka, hanya mampu menadah tangan, berdoa kepada Allah agar diturunkan hujan. Belum sempat beliau hendak menurunkan tangan dari berdoa, tiba-tiba datang awan gelap entah dari mana menurunkan hujan yang lebat. Maka penduduk kampung tersebut mengucapkan syahadah.

Antara usaha Dr Abdul Rahman ialah beliau membiayai 9,500 orang anak yatim, membiayai 95,000 orang pelajar, membina 5,700 buah masjid, 200 pusat latihan untuk wanita, 860 buah sekolah, 4 universiti, 102 buah pusat Islam, 9,500 perigi dan mengedarkan 51 juta Al Quran.

Pelajar Sekolah Agama Rembau ini perlukan Pondok Menunggu

Beginilah keadaan para pelajar di Sekolah Agama Rakyat Dato Abdullah di pekan Rembau ini semasa mahu pulang ketika hujan lebat pada petang 24 September 2014.

Sekolah Agama ini memerlukan Pondok Menunggu. Kepada mereka yang sudi memberi sumbangan untuk mendirikan Pondok Menunggu ini sila hubungi Ustaz Aliff bin Ibrahim 0139756083 atau boleh hubungi Hj Rozmal bin Malakan 012-2267406

Maklumat lanjut Sekolah Agama Rakyat Dato Abdullah di http://sadarembau.blogspot.com


Pelajar miskin tak dapat ambil ujian semester kerana tiada laptop

Baru sahaja usaha kumpul laptop terpakai untuk membantu pelajar di IPT ini dilancarkan, saya menerima satu panggilan telefon dari seorang kakak yang bekerja di Kuala Lumpur. Dia sedih kerana anak dia dan anak saudara dia tiada laptop sepanjang pengajian di sebuah IPT di Kuala Lumpur.

Anak dia dapatlah pinjam-pinjam laptop kawan dia untuk siapkan assignment, manakala anak saudaranya tidak dapat meminjam dari kawan. Akibatnya anak saudaranya terpaksa melanjutkan pelajaran satu semester lagi kerana tidak dapat siapkan assignment kerana kursus yang diambil perlu banyak menggunakan komputer/laptop.

Kepada warga KL yang ingin membantu anak kakak ini yang masih meminjam komputer dan anak saudaranya yang merupakan anak yatim yang tiada laptop sila hubungi saya Rozmal 012-2267406 (SMS/Whatsapp) , nanti saya berikan nombor telefon kakak ini.

Tak perlu laptop baru, yang terpakai pun boleh.

Pengumpulan laptop terpakai untuk pelajar IPT kurang mampu

Saya dan kawan-kawan dalam usaha untuk mengumpul laptop terpakai atau laptop lama yang tidak digunakan lagi tapi masih dalam keadaan baik atau hanya perlu dilakukan format sahaja untuk diagihkan kepada para pelajar dari keluarga yang kurang berkemampuan yang akan melanjutkan pelajaran di IPT atau yang masih menuntut di IPT.

Kepada mereka yang ingin memberikan sumbangan laptop ini sila hubungi saya, Rozmal melalui Tel/Whatsapp 012-2267406 atau Ustaz Aliff 011-18876145.

Yang menjalankan amanah,
Rozmal bin Malakan
Timbalan Pengerusi
Yayasan Amal Malaysia Cawangan N.Sembilan

Penajaan pelajar dari keluarga susah

Alhamdulillah, sumbangan orang ramai untuk 2 orang pelajar dari keluarga susah untuk yuran kelas mengaji al Quran di Taman Al Quran, Rembau.

Kepada mereka yang ingin menaja pelajar dari keluarga susah, miskin atau anak yatim untuk mengaji Al Quran sila hubungi Ustaz Allif Ibrahim 013 9756083 atau Ustaz Farhan 013 6608271