Wednesday, September 29, 2021

poverty

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...

Striving to feed grandkids

KUCHING: Despite living in poverty, an elderly man continues to work his fingers to the bone just to make sure that there is food on the table for his three grandchildren. At age 70, Zaimi Eli and his wife Sara...

A lesson of life

It is always a two-way interaction for teachers and students. While the students learn from the teachers, the teachers also gather life’s lessons as they spend time with their students. Two young teachers share their journeys and experiences teaching...

Education, skills can help Dayaks excel: Rep

KAPIT: Minister of Utilities Datuk Seri Stephen Rundi Utom pointed out that two key factors that made rural Dayaks lag behind were lack of education and poverty. He stated this at a ‘Leaders and the People’ gathering held at Rumah...

Introduction to Dignity

Every child deserves quality education because it plays a pivotal role in social and cultural right, and help reduce poverty and child labour. Twenty years ago, this belief resonated in two individuals that formed the Dignity for Children Foundation...

Transforming hunger into hope

Held annually, the World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine movement sees participants around the world go for 30 hours of fasting while raising funds for the underprivileged. In Malaysia, the movement has helped communities such as the disabled, refugees, as well...

Revision of poverty line income long overdue

MUKAH: The revised poverty line income (PLI), from RM980 to RM2,208, automatically puts more people in the country under the ‘poor’ category. It is not surprising because the index, it is understood, has not been revised for about 15 years. The...

Poverty no hindrance to achieving academic excellence

BY ZAPHNE PHILIP KUCHING: As a child, there is only the thin line between imagination and experience when it comes to living of the luxuries of life or to scavenge dumpsites in hopes of finding anything useful. Growing up depends...

Warrior’s widow lives in poverty

SRI AMAN: The widow of a Sarawak Ranger who died while battling the communist terrorists in 1970 was reportedly living in poverty, depending only on her late husband’s meagre RM243.67 monthly pension. Linjong Edward, 70, widow of the late Ranger...
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