MCO 2.0 leaves Mah Meri artisans on Pulau Carey destitute

Elill Easwaran

Maznah Uyan, 52, says without any show and no one buying the Mah Meri handicraft, islanders are barely making RM50 a month. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 3, 2021.

NIGHTS are pitch black for ethnic dance performer Maznah Uyan, 52, who has not been able to pay her electricity bills after being out of work because of the Covid-19 movement restrictions.

In her home in Kg Sg Bumbun on Pulau Carey, in Selangor, the Mah Meri Orang Asli woman said she has barely RM10 in her pocket.

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