Girls make their way home after school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia has not eradicated poverty and one in six are still considered poor, says UN envoy

  • Malaysia’s official poverty rate fell from 49 per cent in 1970 to just 0.4 per cent in 2016, but the UN has challenged this claim
  • Undercounting poverty means Malaysia underinvests in poverty reduction and in social protection programmes
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Girls make their way home after school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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