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Tag: Poverty

Academic dispels myth of lazy rural folk

Serina Abdul Rahman of Singapore's ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute says rural communities are still unable to access the help they need to climb out of poverty.

Asian cities urged to include the poor in urban planning

City planners are increasingly ignoring the poorest residents including slum dwellers and street vendors, experts say.

Poor business sense to blame for the poverty of some, says...

The prime minister says 'certain communities' are satisfied with earning just enough to cover their daily expenses, and do not make any effort to grow their businesses.

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

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

Yemen to be world’s poorest if war continues, says UN

Poverty has jumped from 47% in 2014 to a projected 75% by the end of this year.

By 2030, 90% of world’s poor will be Africans, predicts World...

Rapid population growth contributes to increase in number to more than 416 mil people.

Opposition parties beat ‘war wing’ in Kosovo elections

Fed up with widespread corruption and poverty, voters deliver a heavy rebuke to current government.

Fight child marriage by ending poverty, says SIS

Putrajaya is urged to invest more in training women to be leaders, ahead of Budget 2020.

Police resort to tear gas to break up yellow vest protesters

Even after the use of tear gas and water cannons, demonstrators continue to gather in the city streets.

A simple gesture can turn lives around, says anti-poverty activist

Yayasan Sejahtera provides basic needs and skills training to poor communities.

2 mil children out of school in war-torn Yemen, says Unicef

Education of another 3.7 million at risk with teachers' salaries not paid in more than two years.

Can-do city pastors help deprived jungle kids prepare to meet the...

They believe educated children will lift their communities out of hopeless poverty.

Wake up to the reality of poverty, says Anwar

Only those who have a clear disconnect with what is happening will find a UN official's remarks to be shocking.

On the street where you live: destitute urban families scraping by

They rely on the kindness of neighbours to eke out a living.

Have RCI into poverty ‘scandal’, urges consumers’ body

The Consumers Association of Penang says a royal commission of inquiry will be able to provide an accurate picture of poverty in the country following a UN claim that Malaysia is under-reporting the problem.

Don’t talk of poverty, look at Sabah and Sarawak, says Jeffrey

The Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku president says the two states are the poorest despite being rich in resources.

Family planning the answer to alleviating poverty

When families are smaller, there are fewer dependents to care for and women are better able to contribute to the workforce.

Undiagnosed: The case of Malaysian urban poverty

UKM academic says 'urban poor' are not just those people begging and sleeping on the streets.

Use different index when measuring poverty, Suhakam tells govt

The human rights body says the Multidimensional Poverty Index will more accurately measure Malaysia's poverty line.

Stop giving publicity to hate preachers, Waytha tells media

He says it will be a good idea if all media can come to a consensus to stop giving them any publicity.

Major policy shift needed to address poverty, says Anwar

The PKR president says it is no use making 'small changes' from existing policies carried forward from previous Malaysia plans.

I wasn’t referring to anyone, says Dr M on ‘pariah’ remark

This follows police report lodged against him by Kapar PKR members for using the word.

Putrajaya told to get real in measuring poverty

A researcher says the current reckoning is unrealistic because it ignores those who are relatively poor in an upper-middle income country.

Discuss UN’s poverty findings, PKR urges Putrajaya

Pakatan Harapan government should review the report to plan beneficial economic programmes for the B40, says PKR.