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800 Homeless People In KL Will Be Given Suitable Jobs With Fixed Income After MCO Ends

They will be paid a salary of between RM1,200 to RM1,400.

Cover image via Bernama

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is currently housing about 800 homeless people at several temporary shelters in Kuala Lumpur to keep them safe from the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown

All of them will be trained and given suitable jobs with a fixed income once the Movement Control Order (MCO) ends on 28 April

"The homeless will not be left out on the streets," according to Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa, who said that they will be trained for jobs in manufacturing or with the DBKL.

Those who qualify will be placed in jobs starting 1 May, if the MCO is not extended beyond April 28.

"They will be trained and screened for jobs as manufacturing operators or as general workers for the Kuala Lumpur City Hall," Musa said in a video statement yesterday.

They will be paid a salary of between RM1,200 to RM1,400

"We will not let these people continue being homeless," Musa said while adding that discussions have been made with the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) and several private companies.

He said those who qualify to work will be transferred to two dormitories prepared by DBKL and companies who employ them to help start a new life.

"They will be offered a salary of RM1,400 for a start as well as allowances for positions such as factory production operator and all sorts of DBKL general workers with a daily wage that will enable them to earn no less than RM1,200 a month," he said during a live Facebook telecast on Friday.

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The MCO has been extended until 28 April:

The two-week long extension, however, comes with extra freedom: