In need of a roof

Malaysian labourer Mohd Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, 28, and his three young children inside their roofless home in Kampung Permatang Pasir, Malacca. Bad weather last week destroyed the house's roof. He said community leaders and two NGOs have offered assista
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Malaysian labourer Mohd Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, 28, and his three young children inside their roofless home in Kampung Permatang Pasir, Malacca. Bad weather last week destroyed the house's roof. He said community leaders and two NGOs have offered assistance but it was not enough to replace the roof. For now, the family will have to put up with living in the open-air house, which gets flooded on rainy days.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2015, with the headline 'In need of a roof'. Print Edition | Subscribe