Muhyiddin: Govt to find ways to verify UN report on poverty

Published on 28 Aug 2019 6:02:47 PM

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Wednesday said the government should find ways to verify the United Nation’s findings on the country’s level of poverty as it has attained great success in eradicating it.

UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Prof Philip Alston, had called for Malaysia to reassess its rate of poverty, claiming rigorous independent analyses had suggested the rate of poverty was between 16% and 20% - far off from the official figure of 0.4%.