Poverty: Hope beyond handouts

Dr Denison Jayasooria says that income alone isn¿t a sufficient measure of poverty, and that there needs to be a more multi-faceted approach that involves the entire system of public policy.

It takes more than charity to address the issue of poverty. A recent workshop shed light on how public policies should consider and impact the urban poor.

MOST of us would applaud charitable actions like giving food to the poor, right? But Josie Fernandez hates it when she hears of orang asal communities being given handouts, especially food.

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