Tuesday, July 27, 2021

poverty

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...

Government continue implementing poverty eradication measures

KUCHING: The government is committed to implementing programmes to eradicate poverty and increase the income of low-income households concerning addressing the wealth and income gap among the people, especially in the post-Covid-19 pandemic period. “In this regard, the government will...

Good plan needed to tackle poverty

KUCHING: There is a need for the government to have a good plan to tackle poverty, said Senator Susan Chemerai Anding. She said it is a good move for the government to raise the poverty line income (PLI) rate, but...
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Covid-19, NRP should be parliament’s focus

KUCHING: Finding ways to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and implement the National Recovery Plan (NRP) successfully must be the...
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