B40 Malaysians: Rhetoric and Reality

Jalan Bukit 11/2, Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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B40 Malaysians: Rhetoric and Reality will be organized at Jalan Bukit 11/2 Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on 26th November 2016 (Saturday).

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Almost 12 million Malaysians reside in poor and low-income Bottom 40% (B40) households. They face a myriad of problems and challenges on a daily basis. Many are trapped in the inter-generational cycle of poverty and inequality.

Inclusive growth with equity is what they have been promised.
The Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) spells out policies and programmes to achieve the goal of “Elevating B40 Households towards a Middle-Class Society.”

Can this policy goal be achieved? Do the programmes address the real issues of the B40 households? 

The aim of this Mimbar Gerakbudaya session is to share information on the issues and challenges, and to explore some potential long term solutions.

About the Speaker

Jayanath Appudurai served as an Administrative & Diplomatic Officer with the Malaysian Civil Service for thirty-two years. He held the post of Director, National Science Centre prior to his retirement in 2005. He co-authored 'Malaysian Indians: Looking Forward' and 'Social Change in an Urban Neighbourhood in Klang: A Case Study'.

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