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Malaysian housing project stresses jobs, food to tackle slums

URBAN OUTREACH: A ramshackle structure (above) in Kampung Tanah Jawa in Segambut, near Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's IRIS Corp Bhd has transformed land in Pahang, Malaysia, into a four-storey building with 32 apartments for the country's slum-dwellers.


A MALAYSIAN low-cost housing project could lift some of the world's 860 million slum-dwellers from poverty by helping to secure jobs and food as well as shelter, Malaysia's IRIS Corp Bhd said on Thursday.

In a pilot scheme, the company built a four-storey building of 32