The govern-ment is bankrupt and is not able to help the people even if it truly want to do it. The shady people’s aid program #BR1M is totally a deception and connived by the central bank, which the PM himself openly declared was the bank’s idea.
Its a deception. The people will have to pay for this billion ringgit project, which obviously is borrowed from the central bank and to be added into the National Debt.
IT IS NOT WRONG TO HELP THE PEOPLE!
IT IS WRONG AND SINFUL TO DECEIVE THE PEOPLE!
Defending BR1M, Najib asks if it is wrong to help the poor
There is nothing wrong about giving aid to those who need help, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in defence of the federal government’s 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) programme.
He said it was important that the government did its part to help households increase their income.
He said when the economy in the country was doing well, the nation’s wealth should also be distributed to the people.
“BR1M has been increased from RM600 to RM900 now. Is it wrong to help those who face difficulties and need aid?” he asked a crowd of thousands at the Desa Sejahtera 1Malaysia award ceremony in Kampung Kurong Tengar in Perlis this afternoon.
Najib said the government previously gave aid in the form of physical infrastructure like roads but now with him as prime minister, aid was given for the kitchen, too.
“Kalau pandai belanja BR1M, dapur kita berasap (if we know how to spend BR1M wisely, there will be smoke in our kitchens.)
“Previously, the government helps right up to roads. Now we are giving aid right into kitchens. This is ‘pembaharuan’ (improvement),” he said.
The BR1M programme introduced by Najib some time before the last general election in 2013, has been severely criticised by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a form of “bribery” in order to win votes.
Najib insisted that it was right for the government to give aid to help those in the rural areas.
He said even fishermen were now getting RM300 a month to help them cope with the cost of living.
He said previously there was no allocation for such purpose.
He said for the cities like Kuala Lumpur, the government was building mass rapid transit system and soon a high-speed train that travels at 300km per hour.
Such huge projects, Najib said, will generate economic growth that would in turn allow the government to have funds to channel to rural areas.
“The rural development agenda remains a main agenda for the government… nobody can deny that we have all come a long way although we admit we still have unfinished development agendas for the rural areas.
“We need fairer distribution of wealth to the rural communities and that is why we practise growth with equity. Without growth, we won’t have wealth to distribute,” he said.
Najib said he was honoured that it was his father the second prime minister of Malaysia, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, who started the agenda of developing rural areas.
He said his administration would continue to grow the Malaysian economy to fulfil the agendas to improve the people’s lives in rural areas.
“I am confident that this is the right policy. When our economy is good, we can channel more funds for rural development,” he said.
Najib also announced that the federal government will give Perlis funds for its inland port, the Chuping Valley development, and the logistic hub and hospital in Padang Besar.
He said the government will finalise how much money is needed for the individual projects. – May 30, 2015.