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With a median salary of RM2,308 and an average of RM3,087 a month, Malaysians say they are barely making enough to survive, much less plan for the future.
PETALING JAYA: High fees and a lack of full access to data gathered by the Statistics Department are affecting the quality of research in Malaysia, say researchers.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is willing to review the definition of the National Poverty Line (NPL) which will provide a more accurate picture of the issue of poverty in Malaysia, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is ready to review the definition of the National Poverty Line (NPL), says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
WHEN her elder brother suddenly died of a heart attack two weeks ago, Mariam (not her real name) from Puchong, Selangor, did not know what to do.
KUALA LUMPUR: The poverty line income (PLI) and definition of poverty should be reviewed to better reflect the current cost of living and the actual number of those in poverty, says Parliamentary Caucus on Reform and Governance chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has been urged to review the poverty line income (PLI) and the definition of poverty to better reflect the current cost of living and the actual number of those in poverty.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following a United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15% and not 0.4% as reported in 2016.
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.