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Chinese student Wu Huayan dies after living on 2 yuan a...

Severely malnourished student, Wu Huayan who survived on just 2 yuan ($0.30, £0.20, RM1.18) per day for years to support her brother has died, Chinese media say.

Subsidies cannot overcome poverty – PM

The government will be introducing measures to assist the lower income groups in increasing their income as subsidies cannot overcome poverty, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Kuala Koh pneumonia outbreak not associated with mining activity

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the pneumonia outbreak among the Orang Asli from the Batek tribe in Kampung Kuala Koh here was not due to the manganese mining activity

Handouts will not solve plight of fishermen, farmers – Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today stressed that free aid and money would not help alleviate poverty among fishermen and farmers.

Richest one percent made 82% of wealth created last year: Oxfam

The world's richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, an Oxfam research said.

Seven-year-old delivery boy causes outrage

The story of a seven-year-old orphan working as a delivery boy in China has ignited a debate about child poverty and access to education in the country.

Boys travelled 80km under bus

Pictures of two Chinese boys who travelled 80km in the undercarriage of a bus have sparked an online outcry about the welfare of the country's "left-behind" children.