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Economist calls for review of 'nonsensical' near-zero poverty line

An economist has called for the government to review the country’s poverty line, saying that it was ‘nonsensical’ for Malaysia to record a near-zero poverty rate.

Speaking at a forum last night, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute senior fellow Lee Hwok Aun noted that while the method used in calculating the poverty line was reasonable, he said problem arose with the information used to set the poverty line...

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