This is among the things I would credit the opposition [here]
"The PR lawmakers suggested the Najib administration take a more holistic approach to cut its burgeoning subsidy bill through a total restructuring of the system by reducing subsidies to corporate giants instead of to the poor, implementing a minimum wage council to boost salaries, and providing better public transportation system to reduce dependency on vehicle ownership and fuel consumption.
He also complained that the administration was going about the removal of its subsidy plan in the wrong way by cutting from the poor man on the street and yet at the same time, still providing massive subsidies to big corporate giants"
“No one disputes that subsidies distort the economy but the issue is that in Malaysia, massive corporate giants like the IPPs, the toll concessionaires, continue to enjoy generous subsidies worth billions of ringgit more than the smaller things like sugar, flour and rice.
“The fact that we are facing a deficit budget now should not be blamed on the people, it is the fault of the government and its failure to implement strategies to encourage a dynamic growth in the economy.
“The people are suffering from high inflation, no minimum wage, the prices of properties ballooning... so why burden the public instead of the corporate sector,”
*to be continued ...