Govt will not hit poverty eradication target, says expert

Ravin Palanisamy

Economist Madeline Berma believes the Covid-19 pandemic left a scarring impact Malaysia, which will have a knock-on effect on employment and income. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 7, 2022.

MALAYSIA will most likely achieve its goal of eradicating hardcore poverty but it will take longer than the government’s projected target of a achieving this by the end of 2025, an economist said.

Economic analyst Madeline Berma said that although Malaysia has a clear poverty reduction goal, its experience in poverty eradication efforts has always been associated with rapid economic progress favouring the poor under a growth and distribution development framework.

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  • Didnt state that Najib and his many crooks stole the nations wealth and we will never for generations be able to eradicate poverty.

    Posted 1 month ago by Alphonz Jayaraman