Hell on Earth in Malaysia
Days & nights, hundreds of waste pickers mainly the Filipino illegal immigrants worked at waste dumps near Sabah, Malaysia to sort, gather and picking the garbage to be sold for recycling, as food and daily supplies for them and their families. The waste pickers not only worked at waste dumps but they also lived there with their families due to poverty.
The trash had harmful and toxic chemical & biological components which contamination soil and ground water or emitted into the atmosphere after being burned in the form of gas polluting the air. The toxic gas is increasingly dangerous for waste pickers and child labour who breathe in toxic fumes on the daily basic.
They worked and lived at terrible health consequences & numerous hazards. Waste pickers stepped over broken glasses & medical wastes, heavy metals in the metabolisms of children working there. One of the famous statement make by a waste worker worked in Cambodia - “We lived in Hell because we had no choice”.
Tan Kok Chaon, Malaysia, Puchong, Selangor