Of beggars and vagabonds

MIRI: Though Miri is now a city, it is still not free from beggars and vagabonds.

A survey by The Borneo Post two days ago found that these beggars and vagabonds usually station themselves at gaming outlets where they beg without shame for money from those going in and out of the outlets.

Members of the public met at the scene gave various reactions to their presence.

Yes, I always see them in front of punting outlets and it is very shameful to see them begging when they are obviously healthy enough to work, said a man in his 30s who declined to be named.

These people should be earning their money like the rest of us instead of expecting us to give them our hard-earned cash, he added.

However, he admitted that there were some genuine beggars; physically handicapped or senior folks, saying they could be tolerated as they might not be able to work for a living.

However, he believed that this group of people could be helped to fend for themselves.

I really hope the authorities concerned will go to the ground and look into this problem as well as find solution to stop these people from begging, he said.

There are jobs available almost anywhere, but some people are especially lazy and picky about the jobs. Or creating problem for the company which recruit them. We are a shipping company, we recruit young able bodied seaman to work on our vessel. i had to dismiss quite a few because simply they are problems makers, ignore orders and ignore warnings, even pick a fight with the Captain onboard. worst of all, stealing company property. i have seen one young fellow that i dismiss is now jobless, sitting by street of Labuan in dirty cloths, not sure if beggars but doesn’t look like his is having a job.

if i were the government, i had no idea what to do with them too…

Athrun_zala_faith said:
There are jobs available almost anywhere, but some people are especially lazy and picky about the jobs. Or creating problem for the company which recruit them. We are a shipping company, we recruit young able bodied seaman to work on our vessel. i had to dismiss quite a few because simply they are problems makers, ignore orders and ignore warnings, even pick a fight with the Captain onboard. worst of all, stealing company property. i have seen one young fellow that i dismiss is now jobless, sitting by street of Labuan in dirty cloths, not sure if beggars but doesn't look like his is having a job.

if i were the government, i had no idea what to do with them too....
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