Due to the raging new crown pneumonia, Malaysia has implemented a movement control order (MCO) for more than two months to control the domestic epidemic situation. So far, the people of Malaysia have not been able to move freely across states, cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, barbershops, massage leisure venues, etc. have not reopened, and restaurants, convenience stores, major shopping malls, and construction industries can only operate conditionally. . The implementation of the epidemic and the movement control order will inevitably seriously affect the economic situation of all sectors of the country, including Malaysian Chinese. According to the "Malaysian Income Gap and Racial Divide"
report released by the World Unequal Lab, it shows that the top 1% income group in Malaysia from 2006 to 2014 is still dominated by Chinese, but it is only limited to the top high-income group. In the stereotype of ordinary Malaysian political party members or the public, it has always been believed that there are no poor Chinese families in the country. Many wedding photo retouching services Malaysians believe that the ethnic Chinese in their country are mainly engaged in business and are the most profitable and affluent group. Therefore, it also makes it easy for people to forget the poorer Chinese families, especially those living in urban areas. Chinese families in need of assistance generally include blue-collar jobs, daily wage systems, single-parent families, the elderly and disabled families. It must be admitted that the humanitarian aid unit that the author serves was set up by the Malay ethnic group,
and has been focusing on the assistance to refugees, foreign migrant workers and domestic aboriginal affairs, so little attention has been paid to the plight of poor Chinese families. , In the early days of the movement control order, there has been no need for assistance from Chinese families. Until mid-May, a number of confirmed cases had occurred in Pudu, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The government implemented the "Enhanced Movement Control Order" and used thorns to surround specific areas where poor Chinese families were living in the area. The predicament has attracted more attention from the outside world. Under the pressure of funding, local congressmen also began to seek material assistance from the public, and the unit I served also provided assistance.