CAP Decries the Institutional Blindness to Poverty and Calls for Urgent RCI

CAP is pleased to note that senior parliamentarian YB Lim Kit Siang has supported CAP’s call on 3 September 2019 for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be formed to address the poverty scandal highlighted by UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston. Ever since Professor Alston’s expose that …

CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal

We refer to our Press Statement that was sent out on 3rd September titled ‘CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal’. Please refer to para 5 of our statement, According to the Prime Minister’s economic adviser, Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, official data shows that states like Johor, Melaka, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur …

Developers turn state’s low cost housing policy into a charade

CAP fully supports the Penang state government’s 30% compliance clause imposed on housing developers. Under this clause, 30% of the housing units built by developers have to be of the low-cost (RM42,000) and low medium cost (RM72,500) types. However, the state leaves it to the developers to do the sales of these units and it …

CAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Malaysia’s poverty scandal

Last week U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, announced that Malaysia had been fudging its poverty measurement and that it’s poverty rate is much higher than official reports. Instead of an official poverty rate of 0.4%, Malaysia’s real poverty rate is at an estimated 15%. What it means is that …