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World Bank economist: Why Sabah is lagging
Published on: Friday, June 24, 2022
By: David Thien
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Dr Mahama (left). Sabah is one of the backward states along with Kelantan, Sarawak and Kedah. - Bernama pic for illustration only.
Kota Kinabalu: An economist with World Bank Group, expects Sabah to be no longer one of Malaysia’s poorest states by the end of this decade.

Dr Mahama A. Samir Bandaogo visited Sabah for the fourth time and met with government figures and some of the local populace struggling to lift themselves out of poverty presented the findings of the Malaysia Economic Monitor (MEM).

“Sabah went from having the third highest per capita income in 1970, to having the third lowest in 2019.

 



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