Who are Malaysia’s new poor? The COVID-19 recession

Insight 2020/2021



CNA Insider:

Who are Malaysia’s new poor? The COVID-19 recession

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With rising unemployment, about 5 to 8 per cent more Malaysians could below its new poverty line income, which stands at RM2,208, as a result of the pandemic and the global recession it has triggered. That's as many as 2.4 million more who could become the 'new poor'.


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