World Bank appoints new country director for Brunei, Malaysia, PHL, Thailand

In terms of poverty, Qian said the WB’s earlier estimates showed the pandemic is expected to lead to a 3.3-percentage-point increase in poverty.

by · Wednesday, 1 July 2020 · Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

High on ease, low on nutrition: instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids

"Poverty is the key issue," said T. Jayabalan, a public health expert in Malaysia, adding that households where both parents work need quickly made …

by · Tuesday, 15 October 2019 · Malaysia, Philippines

Malaysia’s Official Poverty Figures Missing Millions of People, Experts Say

Having made only modest adjustments to its official poverty line since the 1970s, the government can claim to have all but routed poverty among its 32 …

by · Saturday, 28 September 2019 · Malaysia

UN envoy challenges Malaysia’s claim to near zero poverty

By the Associated Press. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— A UN special rapporteur challenged Malaysia’s claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an …

by · Saturday, 24 August 2019 · Malaysia, Philippines

Malaysia accused of rigging poverty figures

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has “vastly undercounted” its poverty rate, a United Nations envoy said on Friday, warning that the government’s 0.4% …

by · Friday, 23 August 2019 · Malaysia, Thailand

EDITORIAL: Promote inclusive growth to benefit all in Malaysia

In addition, although Malaysia has virtually eliminated absolute poverty today (the United Nations Millennium Development Goals define a daily living …

by · Friday, 2 August 2019 · Malaysia, Thailand