23 Dec '11, 7am

‘Poverty far from being erased in society’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

‘Poverty far from being erased in society’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Singapore Poverty (AFP file photo) It is never a good time to talk about poverty. With the economic contagion in Europe dominating headlines, it is no wonder that little attention is given to the millions across the world who fall below poverty lines. Any global financial turmoil, however, will worsen the lot of the poor and those living precariously close to poverty, so it is worth remembering for a moment the plight of those struggling to survive in a world that is still undeniably affluent, despite its current economic woes. Poverty is not some faceless entity; poverty is real. It is all around us, often, right in our backyards. That is perhaps even more important for impressionable students like myself living Singapore, where poverty is not always acknowledged forthrightly by the government. Singapore's former representative to the United Nations, Kishore Mahbubani, on...

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