The poor in Malaysian cities are getting poorer


Bleak future: File photo of a lower income household. This younger generation may not be able to escape from the vicious cycle of poverty that their parents are stuck in. — The Star

FOR many of the lower income earners in Malaysian cities, the Covid-19 pandemic has not only hit them hard economically but it has also robbed them of being able to stand up once again.

In fact, the latest United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Families on the Edge report released on Friday found that low-income households, especially in the cities, are in a weak position to weather further economic and social shocks and are at risk of backsliding.

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