KEPALA BATAS – More than 70 percent of the 106,967 1Azam (poverty eradication programme) participants since 2011 have managed to raise their income.

Head of Raising Living Standard of Low Income Households, National Key Result Areas (NKRA), Hazmi Samsudin said the participants income went up by at least RM300 monthly.

“The government spent about RM1.2 billion for [...]

Paying the monthly rent used to be a huge burden for satay seller Zulkefli Tajuddin.

Every month, he would worry about whether he would have enough money left after paying the RM300 rental, to manage the household expenses and care for his wife and son.

Selling satay for a living, the 48-year-old man earns about RM1,000 each [...]

The pilot project for the hugely successful 1AZAM programme was held in Iskandar Malaysia two years ago.

It was then implemented nationwide in stages, creating opportunities, raising income level and changing lives of Malaysians throughout the country.

The programme provides assistance in four essential areas; job placements (Azam Kerja), creating small business enterprises (Azam Niaga), creating small [...]

KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneurship programme was proven effective in helping the poor people to get out of poverty and improving their standard of living.

As such, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) economic lecturer Dr Shazali Abu Mansor said the programme, such as the 1AZAM (End the Poverty) should be continued to help the hardcore poor people.

“Through the [...]

GEORGE TOWN: For most, a refrigerator is a foregone conclusion in the modern household. But for some, owning one means food can be put on the dinner table.

Tan Phiak Hwa, 65, who lives in a low-cost flat in Sungai Dua, helps supplement the family income by selling bottled cultured milk.

Hers is a familiar sight as [...]

MIRI: The poverty eradication programme through 1Azam has benefitted some 22,780 people from the hardcore poor and poor groups in Sarawak as at March 1 this year.

Expressing happiness at its success, Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah hoped that the living standards of the recipients would be improved through the programme.

Speaking to [...]


1AZAM provides opportunities to generate income to low-income people. Expected income between RM760 to RM2, 300 a month.

AIM OF THE PROJECT Project 1AZAM was introduced to provide jobs for the hardcore poor and poor people of Malaysia to increase income to exceed the limits specified poverty line of RM760 per month for the poor and [...]

KUCHING: Sarawak has received RM111 million this year that will go towards the 1Azam programme and facilitating assistance.

Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said that between 2010 and 2011, around 11,400 people had registered for the 1Azam programme throughout the state.

Last year alone, about 7,000 participants took part in the programme [...]

KUCHING: Felcra Training Consultancy (FTC) Sdn Bhd hopes that they will be able to continue aiding the implementation of the 1Azam programme this year.

According to FTC chairman Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah, the 1Azam programme is funded by the state government and a total of RM7.8 million was spent on providing short courses to 498 participants [...]

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