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IN a significant move, Malaysia announced on July 10 that the country’s poverty line income (PLI) has been revised from RM980 to RM2,208 after introducing an updated 2019 calculation methodology.
MIRI: The latest move by the Federal Government to revise the figure of the household monthly income poverty-line from RM980 to RM2,208 will mean that Sarawak has a very high number of families living in poverty.
KUALA LUMPUR: A former United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has commended the Malaysian government for being courageous in bringing its poverty line nearer to reality.
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.
In Malaysia, current official poverty numbers do not reflect the grim reality faced by the poor. The government is working on an updated number that will hopefully reflect a more accurate picture of the country’s poverty level.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has already begun work to change the national poverty line income (PLI) threshold since two years ago, says Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
MADRID (Reuters) - The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted serious weaknesses in Spain's social security system and a failure to address the plight of the poorest people, a UN expert said on Monday.