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.
City planners are increasingly ignoring the poorest residents including slum dwellers and street vendors, experts say.
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.
Deal between govt and indigenous leaders ends unrest, curfew in capital.
Poverty has jumped from 47% in 2014 to a projected 75% by the end of this year.
Rapid population growth contributes to increase in number to more than 416 mil people.
Fed up with widespread corruption and poverty, voters deliver a heavy rebuke to current government.
Putrajaya is urged to invest more in training women to be leaders, ahead of Budget 2020.
Even after the use of tear gas and water cannons, demonstrators continue to gather in the city streets.
Yayasan Sejahtera provides basic needs and skills training to poor communities.
Education of another 3.7 million at risk with teachers' salaries not paid in more than two years.
They believe educated children will lift their communities out of hopeless poverty.
Only those who have a clear disconnect with what is happening will find a UN official's remarks to be shocking.
They rely on the kindness of neighbours to eke out a living.
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.
The Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku president says the two states are the poorest despite being rich in resources.
When families are smaller, there are fewer dependents to care for and women are better able to contribute to the workforce.
UKM academic says 'urban poor' are not just those people begging and sleeping on the streets.
The human rights body says the Multidimensional Poverty Index will more accurately measure Malaysia's poverty line.
He says it will be a good idea if all media can come to a consensus to stop giving them any publicity.
The PKR president says it is no use making 'small changes' from existing policies carried forward from previous Malaysia plans.
This follows police report lodged against him by Kapar PKR members for using the word.
A researcher says the current reckoning is unrealistic because it ignores those who are relatively poor in an upper-middle income country.
Pakatan Harapan government should review the report to plan beneficial economic programmes for the B40, says PKR.