FT Ministry moots new plan to widen social safety net for urban poor

Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa is seen at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur August 18, 2020. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana
Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa is seen at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur August 18, 2020. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Federal Territories Ministry will submit a plan aimed at widening existing social safety protection for the urban poor, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said today.

The proposal, to be tabled at next week’s Cabinet meeting, will outline additional government measures to reinvigorate its poverty reduction drive, the minister added.

This could include revamping assistance programmes and reviewing the existing database to prevent accidental exclusion.

Annuar said this was in line with Putrajaya’s recent revision of the official poverty line to a monthly household income of RM2,208, a long-awaited move that followed widespread criticism over its poverty assistance measures.

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