Survey: Growth figures belie belt-tightening | 24-Nov-2017 – A survey of 1,203 voters has suggested that Malaysians are experiencing economic distress amidst strong macroeconomic growth numbers. “The survey also indicates that between one to two out of every 10 Malaysians are cutting back on essentials, such as food, in order to make ends meet,” Merdeka Center said in a […]

15% of Malaysians skip a meal to make ends meet | 24-Nov-2017 – DESPITE improving headline economic data, the signs of distress are still being felt by a sizeable number of Malaysians. Some 15% of Malaysians skip meals to make ends meet and about 27% do not have RM500 for an emergency, a survey said today. The Merdeka Center survey, conducted between November 4 […]