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THE Federal Government looks likely to revise its official poverty line to eliminate the false impression that poverty doesn’t exist in Malaysia.
AS a form of social economy, zakat (tithe) can be turned to as a means of poverty alleviation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.
THE latest United Nations report on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Issues states that Sarawak is a rich state but its rural people are still very poor and deprived of basic amenities.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants the government to recognise the failures of policies and the need to review several fundamental programmes.
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on the government to recognise failures in some policies and the need to review some of its fundamental programmes.
MIRI: A community-based organisation has pointed out the irony of Sarawak being the richest state in natural resources yet having a large number of poor families.
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Household Income Survey conducted by the Department of Statistics Malaysia may not include Orang Asli settlements in Peninsular Malaysia, but the statistics for this special target group are available from the Department of Orang Asli Development (Jakoa), says DOSM.
KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank is calling for Malaysia to put in place a new poverty agenda, adding its voice to the United Nations and other academicians for this to include a new updated national poverty line.Its representative to Malaysia and country manager Dr Firas Raad said there was a “precious window of opportunity” for the country to make deep-quality changes in poverty reduction and social spending.
PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government must revise its methods of addressing poverty across the country, says Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member Sharan Raj.
THE Prime Minister has not said anything about removing the higher education portfolio from the Education Ministry.