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When Will We Revise The Poverty Line?

Lee Hwok-Aun, Senior Fellow with the Malaysia Studies Programme, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

06-Jul-20 18:30

When Will We Revise The Poverty Line?

A report by former UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston indicates that the current government does not intend to review the poverty line, and states that the official rate of 0.4% is "based on a statistical sleight of hand". We speak to Lee Hwok-Aun to understand why using outdated systems to measure poverty is problematic.

Produced by: Tasha Fusil

Presented by: Kelvin Yee, Hezril Asyraaf


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