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Poverty Line!

Today – The Star , quoted saying that the poverty line for Urban areas is RM3,000. Years ago, when I first started work RM3,000 was a lot of money. But I guess, times change – cost goes up. Geeze…

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Read more here The Star

This is seriously not funny. Imagine – a university graduate with an excellent degree in Computer Science or Engineering – could probably be given a job that will pay them in the region of RM2000 to RM2500. If they are lucky, the could probably get somewhere in the region of RM3000. But given the fact that not ALL Malaysian goes to university. Imagine the quantum of “poor” people, as defined by the article….

Maybe its time to consider minimum wage…

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