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Poor families at risk with no relief under Malaysia's third Covid-19 lockdown

Nearly half of Malaysian urban poor families had dipped into their savings despite receiving assistance. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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"When they announced the third MCO, my heart sank, and I was angry too as my family is already struggling with unemployment and lack of income," she said.

Two of her school-going children have not gone to school since the first lockdown last year and Madam Aliana fears they may have to drop out entirely if the situation does not improve.

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