Malaysia lacks targeted poverty eradication policies, says ex-UN rep

Ragananthini Vethasalam

POLICIES on poverty eradication should be focused and reflect realities on the ground, said former United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston.

Alston, who wrote a report for the UN about Malaysia’s poverty from an 11-day visit here last year, said he observed that Putrajaya’s policies were general, rather than targeted.

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  • Aliston's finding was from research visit in 2019; The accepted standard of 0.4% was in 2016, which was based on the UN handbook published in 2011. I think these year numbers make Malaysia's 0.4% argument weaker.

    Posted 4 weeks ago by Citizen Pencen