Poverty in Malaysia (2019)

Poverty in Malaysia (2019)

Formally known as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, World Poverty Day is a platform that acknowledges the struggle of those living below the poverty line, promoting an understanding over their issues, needs and concerns. The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned any progress the world has made in eradicating poverty, affecting global supply chains and perpetuating high employment rates. Most affected by the pandemic have been the vulnerable, marginalized communities who were already struggling to get by. With the recent revision of the National Mean Poverty Income Line (PLI) from RM980 to RM2,208, more than 5.6% of Malaysians have fallen within this threshold. Welcomed by the World Bank upon following its announcement, the PLI revision showcased Malaysia’s commitment to eradicating poverty. Made possible with the data from DOSM Household Income & Basic Amenities Report 2019, we wanted to give you a brief overview of the poverty situation here in Malaysia.

2020-10-20T15:47:41+08:00 20th October 2020|Infographics|Comments Off on Poverty in Malaysia (2019)