Klang MP urges govt to revise poverty line index


Chan Kok Leong

It’s difficult for a family of four or two to survive on RM1,038 for food, says a lawmaker. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 6, 2020.

THE poverty line income (PLI) measurement of RM2,208 is unrealistic, said Charles Santiago.

According to the Pakatan Harapan lawmaker, the PLI is divided into two categories: food amounting to RM1,038 and non-food (clothing, rental, education, transportation, etc) items amounting to RM1,170.


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