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New Poverty Line - Big Step Forward, But Is It Enough?

Philip Alston, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty

22-Jul-20 08:05

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New Poverty Line - Big Step Forward, But Is It Enough?

After decades of maintaining a National Poverty Line that many criticised was misrepresentative of the true scale of poverty in the country, Malaysia recently made the decision to revise the line to RM2,208.

Philip Alston, a vocal critic of the previous line, commends this as a step forward, but is it enough?


Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan


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