More elderly individuals among Malaysia's homeless

Homeless and needy individuals queue to collect food packets at a community cafe in Kuala Lumpur. ST PHOTO: RAM ANAND
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's soup kitchens are feeling the heat as they grapple with soaring food inflation and more mouths to feed, with homelessness in the capital rising following two years of the pandemic.

Soup kitchens and welfare workers have reported a rise in homeless individuals seeking free food in Kuala Lumpur, with more urban poor and elderly among this growing pool.

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