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Soup kitchens happy they can continue

 | July 8, 2014

Ban on soup kitchens does not affect NGOs which have their own premises.

pertiwi_soup_300PETALING JAYA: Soup kitchens with their own premises are happy that they are not affected by the ban as the move only requires mobile ones to move out of the Kuala Lumpur city centre.

The Federal Territories Ministry said this during a meeting with the soup kitchens and non-governmental organisations this morning.

Pertiwi Soup Kitchen (Pertiwi) founder Munirah Abdul Hamid said although it was good news for soup kitchens, she was concerned that there was no solution reached at the meeting on the homeless issue.

Kechara Soup Kitchen (Kechara) committee member Wong Kwok Wai said they were happy that the ban did not affect the charitable organisation.

Munirah advised NGOs to be more responsible on food disposal so that a mess would not be created after each session.

“Homeless people are suspicious when waking up to food in front of them. Pertiwi usually wakes the homeless to ask whether they need food.

“In this way, the food is not wasted or thrown away to create a mess of the place,” she said.

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