Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RM 3K poverty line for urban poor

Hmmm... Interesting! I am so glad to be in NZ. This report is too close for comfort (but in Malaysia I had 2 children, and had no mortgage ...)

To any Malaysian church leaders of urban churches who might be reading this, I hope that this report finds you doing what is fair in regards to how you pay your pastors / full time workers.

1 Corinthians 9:9-11
9 For it is written in the Law of Moses: "Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain." Is it about oxen that God is concerned?
10 Surely he says this for us, doesn't he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.
11 If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?

RM3,000 is poverty line for the urban poor

By LESTER KONG and IZATUN SHAARI


PETALING JAYA: The Government has decided to set RM3,000 as the poverty line for the urban poor based on feedback from people living in major urban areas such as Kuala Lumpur.

This is according to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin whose ministry is to be renamed Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry, in efforts to improve the lives of the urban poor.

“If you have three children and your household income is RM3,000 or below, you’re almost at the poverty line,” he said, adding that many lower income families had more than four children and still needed to pay for their cars, houses and other mortgage payments.

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