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Dr M: Govt may recalibrate poverty measurement if UN rep is right

Published on 23 Aug 2019 11:19:57 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government may reconsider recalibrating methods used to measure the country's poverty rates after a United Nation's representative said it may be higher than the official numbers.

He said this after after attending a fundraising dinner in conjunction with Yayasan Perintis Malaysia's (MyPerintis) fourth anniversary on Friday.

UN human rights expert Philip Alston, had earlier dismissed Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate.

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