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Moreno agrees to swap fuel subsidy cut with policy to aid...

Deal between govt and indigenous leaders ends unrest, curfew in capital.

‘We need more funds to deal with poverty in Kelantan, Sarawak’

Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Sivarasa Rasiah says the gap between these states and the rest is just 'too wide' to ignore.

Ex-housing minister urges Putrajaya not to stop PPR scheme

Abdul Rahman Dahlan says the rental apartment scheme for the poor helps ensure they can get a home.

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

For the well-heeled in the capital, eating out means enjoying a gourmet spread amid sprawling green spaces but the poor must deal with dust and toxic fumes from vehicles zipping past rickety roadside food stalls in the world's most polluted major city.

Kedah to get Kulim airport, other major projects worth RM4.8 billion

Economic affairs minister says federal government wants to help Kedah and several other states catch up with the ‘mainstream’ economic growth.

Lawyer calls for review of laws that don’t deliver justice

Abdul Rashid Ismail says the imperfections of the criminal justice system result in the poor who face the death penalty often getting the short end of the stick.

We are a success at poverty eradication, but just don’t tell...

Proper implementation and monitoring, plus a sincere pursuit without politics in mind, will go a long way in ensuring more people are helped out of the cycle of poverty.

Oxfam: World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity

The charity body says billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by US$2.5 billion each day in 2018.

Modi plans jobs quota for India’s ‘upper caste poor’

India already 'reserves' jobs for impoverished and disadvantaged lower castes for civil service jobs and college places.

Forget snacks: Charity vending machines dish out goats as gifts for...

Those looking to donate can choose everything from fishing bait to a cow that goes toward feeding a family.

Better wealth distribution sorely needed

As the rich get even richer, faster, it is time for ordinary folk to get wise on financial investments and the opportunities it presents.

Health insurance scheme for the poor to be rolled out soon

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says similar schemes for other groups are still being reviewed.

Anwar: Don’t neglect poor and marginalised

Incoming PKR president stresses on need for affirmative action to be vigorously promoted based on needs.

BR1M not bribery if given to the poor, says Malay group

The Malay Economic Action Council says the BR1M scheme is 'good and strategic', the only issue is who receives the aid.

‘Malays still a focus with class-based aid’

Malays will automatically benefit from needs-based affirmative action, but an economist says there is still a need to specifically address Malay poverty.

Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

The study, conducted by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health also found that the risk of death from the hurricane was higher for the poor and elderly men.

BR1M should break poverty cycle, not give extra income

IDEAS chief says the cash aid programme is good but its philosophy is not.

Abolishing BR1M will ‘punish’ the poor, says Najib

Former prime minister says money for this aid for the poor used to come from rationalisation of subsidies and GST, contributed more by the rich.

With GST gone, the rich can evade tax again, says Najib

The former prime minister has again defended the GST, days after it was formally abolished.

Too poor for periods, Zimbabwe’s girls rely on rags, paper, leaves

Zimbabwe is suffering a sanitary wear crisis.

Dr M: Malays will continue to get special privileges

PM says the affirmative action policy will continue as Malays still need assistance in some areas and the government wants to avoid racial conflict.

MyKasih ensures kids stay in school while empowering mums

The scheme introduced in Lembah Pantai in KL should be adopted at national level to benefit less-privileged families.

Brendan Kelly: Why rich China should stop pretending it’s poor

China has moved up the global value chain dramatically, with a world-class export sector bigger than that of any other G-20 economy.

Dr M’s top adviser Daim considers basic income fund for poor

Daim Zainuddin says the money spent on subsidies, aid and BR1M could be channelled to the fund, which will invest in assets where returns are distributed as basic income each month.