Housing is a human right but unheeded in Malaysia


Article 25 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living.

Everyone has the right to the standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Oh well, this doesn't seem applicable to many urban and rural poor in Malaysia, not to mention those struggling to keep their heads above water in the corporate rat race. What of the refugees, migrant workers and other communities made vulnerable by societal ignorance?

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