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From SUNITHA BISAN of Kuantan.
PETALING JAYA: The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has urged Malaysians to move past the Zakir Naik issue and focus on the economy now that the country’s official poverty rate has been called into question by the United Nations.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must move past the Dr Zakir Naik issue and instead direct their attention to the economy, says National Patriots Association (Patriot).
PETALING JAYA: As Tun Daim Zainuddin defended Malaysia’s record on poverty eradication, activists want the government to seriously look into the UN’s call for its poverty measurement to be reassessed.
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has called on the government not to simply dismiss suggestions made by a United Nations representative to reassess the existing poverty line income (PLI) in the country.
Did some foreigner do more to understand poverty in Malaysia in 11 days, than a minister has in a year?
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has dismissed claims from a United Nations representative that the country had undercounted the extent of its poverty as baseless.
PETALING JAYA: The government may reconsider recalibrating methods used to measure the country's poverty rates after a United Nation's representative said it may be higher than the official numbers.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has dismissed as baseless claims made by a United Nations representative that the country had under-counted its rate of poverty.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate, as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, says United Nations human rights expert, Philip Alston.