Minister: BR1M cessation of the right move
Published on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Putra Jaya: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision to reduce the 1Malaysia People & # 39; s Aid (BR1M) payouts before it eventually expires is a right decision because BR1M is a long-term financial burden for the country, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister. A. Xavier Jayakumar.
He said that BR1M, which was introduced in 2012, was not spread out fairly among the people.
"With the current economic status of the country, BR1M is not sustainable in the long term.
The hand-outs, from RM500 to RM800 and then to RM1.200, where does it end?
"Not everyone understands it (BR1M), it is not spread fairly on the ground, it is a political tool," he said when he met with the Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources at a lunch here on Monday.
Recently, Dr. Mahathir said in an interview with a news portal that his administration strove to reduce BR1M in stages before it was completely stopped.
Yesterday, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, said that the payment of BR1M should be discontinued because it had elements of corruption to get the support of the population. – Bernama