National poverty line revised

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from a monthly household income of RM980 to RM2,208, thus pushing up the country’s poverty rate from 0.4% in 2016 to 5.6% last year.

The update in the Statistics Department’s methodology in computing the PLI came about as it had not undergone a review since 2005.

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