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M'sia severely undercounting poverty, says UN rep

Annabelle Lee

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Modified 23 Aug 2019, 9:10 am

Far from having virtually eradicated poverty as often claimed, a UN envoy contends that Malaysia has been severely under-representing the true state of poverty in the country.

Official figures state that the poverty rate fell from 49 percent in 1970 to just 0.4 percent in 2016.

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