The path to poverty eradication


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  • Sunday, 19 Jul 2020

Slipping below the line: Vulnerable groups that are above the poverty line can easily fall below it in the face of unexpected economic shocks like the Covid-19 crisis. — Photos: Filepics/The Star

IN a significant move, Malaysia announced on July 10 that the country’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from RM980 to RM2,208 after introducing an updated 2019 calculation methodology.

The new rate is based on the numbers from the latest Household Income, Expenditure and Basic Amenities Survey 2019. The last survey was in 2016.

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