Factors causing urban poverty


SINCE the introduction of the New Economic Policy 1971-1990 (NEP), Malaysia has achieved outstanding progress in poverty eradication.  

The poverty incidence dropped from 52.4% in 1970 to 15% in 1990. This index remains in a declining trend, with the latest figures showing a drop from 8.5% in 1999 to 5.7% in 2004. 

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