Working longer in old age for survival

Assisting the elderly: A senior citizen selling necessities at a residential area in Kuala Lumpur. As Malaysia is on track to becoming ‘aged’ in less than 25 years, it is timely to plan for a stronger and more comprehensive social protection system.

MEENA, a 55-year-old accountant, is already looking forward to her retirement. With health issues such as backpain and arthritis, work has become physically challenging.

The only reason that keeps her working are the loans she pays on her house and car.

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