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Look beyond income to tackle poverty issues

SIBU: The federal government has to look beyond household income in order to tackle issues of poverty among Malaysians, said Sarawak Public Health and Housing Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee. He said different areas in the country had different poverty...

Govt to continue with policies to increase income, purchasing power of B40 group

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue with policies and strategies to increase income and purchasing power of the people, especially the poor households in the B40 group, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. He said the government would...

Revision on minimum wage long overdue

KUCHING: The move to revise the minimum wage is long overdue and very much needed, said an academician. Senior Lecturer and Head of Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Dr Nur Zaimah Ubaidillah pointed out the...

UN Sec-Gen congratulates China on victory over extreme poverty

BEIJING: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate China on the victory over extreme poverty, Sputnik quoted the official China Central Television (CCTV) report on Tuesday. "You have recently announced that the...

Govt making efforts to overcome poverty due to Covid-19 pandemic

PUTRAJAYA: The government is making efforts to overcome the problem of poverty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the Cabinet had been discussing the issue thoroughly as it was aware that many...

Petronas scholarship lifted husband and wife out of poverty

KUALA TERENGGANU: Sazali Selamat grew up in poverty. His clothes were hand-me-downs from neighbours, so he never knew the joy of wearing new clothes. He never dreamed that the son of a village labourer would rise to the position of...

Provide job opportunities for disabled, help them out of poverty

KUALA LUMPUR: As the country is battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the government and corporate sector have been urged to provide employment opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs), especially those from the B40. Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi said if all...

Yes, education can eradicate poverty

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg recently said the only way to fully eradicate poverty was by empowering children of the less privileged through education so that they could turn their family’s fortunes around. He said while...

Education can combat the underlying structures of poverty

KUCHING: Sarawak Teachers Union (STU) welcomes the recent remark by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on empowering children of the less privileged through education to eradicate poverty. “Acquired basic skills such as reading, writing and numeracy, have...

Eradicating poverty through education

KUCHING: The only way to fully eradicate poverty is by empowering children of the less privileged through education so that they can turn their family’s fortunes around, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He said while there...
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Look beyond income to tackle poverty issues

SIBU: The federal government has to look beyond household income in order to tackle issues of poverty among Malaysians,...
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