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Economist: Income gap among Chinese higher than other races

Harith Najmuddin and Zikri Kamarulzaman

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Modified 15 Dec 2016, 7:59 am

Household income inequality among the Chinese community in Malaysia is higher compared to other races, according to an economist.

Muhammed Abdul Khalid said the Gini coefficient – the commonly used indicator of inequality - showed that in 2014, household income disparity among the Chinese was at 0.405 percent, indicating a wide income gap within the community.

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