Malaysia's income distribution inequality 'still high'


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Gini Coefficient Index, which measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of income in a certain country, is “still high” compared with other countries in the region, according to Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah.

He said the country’s Gini index was at 0.431 as at end-2012 compared with other countries in the region such as Thailand at 0.4, Indonesia at 0.37 and India 0.33.

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