Complexities of urban poverty

Hidden problem: Malaysia is often ­portrayed as a country with ­gleaming ­skyscrapers and a thriving middle class. But poverty lurks in the cities.

MALAYSIA is often portrayed as a nation of gleaming skyscrapers with a thriving middle class. But beneath this veneer, there exists a persistent challenge – urban poverty.

While the overall poverty rate has declined significantly, the urban poor continue to face unique struggles that demand renewed attention.

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