'Real' homes bring less joy to former squatters

Nabihah Hamid

Children living at the Kampung Limau PPR in Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, playing at the stairs of the building. Residents, who are formerly squatters, are hit hardest by the increased cost of living and lack of space that comes with living in a densely populate area. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 3, 2017.

“BETTER” does not always mean good for squatters, who have been moved out of illegal settlements to People’s Housing Projects (PPR).

Though the housing infrastructure is an improvement compared with zinc-roof and cement-floor structures, there are still things that residents miss from their old villages.

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