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Anwar urges lawmakers to bring up poverty in Budget 2020 debates

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Ahead of Budget 2020, Parliamentary Caucus on Reform and Governance chairperson Anwar Ibrahim organised a seminar on poverty today in the hopes that lawmakers across the political divide would bring up the issue in their upcoming debates.

Entitled the “Economy, Poverty and Disparity in Malaysia: Definition and Implementation”, the seminar featured presentations by economists Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Khazanah Research Institute) and Rajah Rasiah (Universiti Malaya Europe-Asia Institute).

It also heard comments on the state of poverty in the country from PKR’s Johari Abdul, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, Amanah’s Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, Warisan’s Ma’mun Sulaiman, PAS’ Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man as well as PKR senator Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff...

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