Josh Hong | Income disparity
Internationally, Malaysia is widely regarded as a model in terms of addressing the issue of social exclusion.
Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, for instance observes that the incidence of aggregate Malaysian poverty was reduced from 8.9 percent to 1.7 percent and urban poverty reduced from 3.7 percent and 1 percent.
Most significantly, rural poverty saw a reduction from 15.3 percent to 3.4 percent over the same period.
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