Special Report

The invisible victims of Penang floods

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SPECIAL REPORT | As Penang recovers from the second round of floods in as many months, the state government has offered to help people get by through a cash aid of RM500 per family.

It is a pittance compared to the thousands of ringgit worth of belongings each family has suffered.

But hidden in plain sight in Taman Senangin, Perai on the mainland, barely three kilometres away from the iconic Penang bridge, is a community that may not be getting any government aid at all.

In a barren living room filled only with two cushion-less wooden couches, and a coffee table, Rohingya refugee Muhammad Abdul Hassan fusses over the state of his rented home...