Malaysia: Beggars to face three years in prison
BEGGARS picked up by the authorities could be held in prison for up to three years to check the rise of begging activities.
Keeping them in prison for that long is not punishment but for rehabilitation so they will repent and realise that begging is not the way out of their troubles.
Indonesia: People Who Give Money To Beggars Face Hefty Fines In Indonesian City
INDONESIA: People who give money to beggars in one Indonesian city could be slapped with a US$660 fine, while panhandlers themselves could face up to six weeks in jail under a proposed new law.
The goal of the bill being circulated in Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra, is to clear the streets of beggars, some of whom have formed organized gangs to harass tourists and residents.
Europe: Modern Beggars
A major tourist attraction