15% of Malaysians skip a meal to make ends meet

Two out of every 10 Malaysians are cutting back on essentials, such as food, to make ends meet, a survey shows today. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 24, 2017.

DESPITE improving headline economic data, the signs of distress are still being felt by a sizeable number of Malaysians.

Some 15% of Malaysians skip meals to make ends meet and about 27% do not have RM500 for an emergency, a survey said today.

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  • ................ wait till GE14 is over, everything will spiral downhill ..........

    Posted 5 years ago by Malaysian First

  • In Malaysian election, it's not the majority that decides. It's the marginal votes that can overcome the gerrymandering and cheating by BN. So even if 67% vote not-BN, it's those that do not ore PAS that decides the outcome.

    Posted 5 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • This is a serious underestimate as it only includes people who have telephones.

    Posted 5 years ago by Chin Tu Lan