IPOH: Cash handouts such as the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) should be stopped because it is a sort of bribe, said Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pic).
“Giving out cash handouts like this should stop because it is considered a politically-motivated bribe to gain support,” he told reporters after opening the simultaneous Perak PKR branches’ annual general meeting here Sunday (Aug 26).
Azmin also stresses that the government is finding other reasonable methods and ways to aid the poor and the needy instead of giving handouts.
“The prime minister and the Cabinet are coming up with different approaches and initiatives for the country’s new economic direction, which will be presented and debated in the Parliament in October.
“It will focus on prospering the people instead of bribing and taking them for granted.
“With that, I believe the people will have greater economic power to ease the costs of living,” he said. Malaysia World News.