Squalid, cramped living quarters make it easy for Covid-19 to spread


Ravin Palanisamy

Most migrant workers cannot afford to rent better living quarters on their meagre pay. Instead, they are put into containers cabins that they share with their fellow countrymen. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, June 3, 2020.

CONSTRUCTION worker Mohamad Alongir is stoic about his cramped living conditions in a container cabin with his co-workers and countrymen from Bangladesh.

“All I need is a place to rest, eat and sleep,” he told The Malaysian Insight in broken Bahasa Malaysia and with hand gestures when met at his lodgings recently.


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