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06 Jul 2020

When will we revise the poverty line?

Written by Lee Hwok-Aun Senior Fellow with the Malaysia Studies Programme,
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

A report by former UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston indicates that the current government does not intend to review the poverty line, and states that the official rate of 0.4% is “based on a statistical sleight of hand”. We speak to Lee Hwok-Aun to understand why using outdated systems to measure poverty is problematic.

Written by Lee Hwok-Aun
People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace