Selangor Journal

Selangor’s efforts to fight poverty effective

SHAH ALAM, JULY 24: The implementation of aid and economic improvement has had a positive impact in lowering the poverty rate in Selangor till 0.2%.
Poverty, Caring Government and Plantation Workers Exco, V Ganabatirau said that the conclusion was based on the data collected by the Malaysian Statistics Department from census of household incomes and basic necessities in 2014.
He said that a total of 762,841 recipients benefited from the programme implemented by the State Government through the Poverty Standing Committee since 2008.
“The State Government does not have any data related to the real total of poor households. The stated total is the beneficiaries from various programmes under my standing committee.
“This total does not include various aid and economic stimulus programmes from other Standing Committees and agencies,” he said at the Selangor State Assembly meeting recently.
Ganabatirau said the State Government was always doing its best to eradicate poverty among its citizens by focusing on helping them increase their income levels, socio-economic status and to rise from poverty.
For the record, the current Selangor Poverty Income Level used by all agencies is at RM1,500 a household.
It is based on the State Executive Council meeting held in December 2016 and takes into account the current realities and economic situation compared to the National Poverty Income Level of RM930 a household.

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