BN Gives Out BR1M but Fails to Control Increased Prices of Goods


BANTING, 7 Apr: Despite offering the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), BN still fails to prevent rising prices of goods.

Central Keadilan Youth Wing (AMK) Chief, Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said that BN is not qualified to sanctify their party with the ‘Better Nation’ political gimmick because the party is more synonymous with ‘(Prices of Goofs Up’ following the failure of their policies to limit the rising prices of goods and services post-election.

Instead, he said that the economic policy programme presented by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to help the people is more comprehensive in order to help all communities.

He added that the offer brought up by PR in their manifesto to the people is better than what is offered by BN, where the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak who allegedly promised to increase the BR1M grant to RM1,200.


“If in 1966 the economy of our country’s per capita income is USD350, which is better than South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, now the per capita income of the people is USD22,000.

“But compared to South Korea, where the per capita income of the people has reached RM35,000 and is far ahead of us, how can BN say that this country is a ‘Better Nation’ if the economy is already far behind,” said Shamsul.

He said this during the ‘For the People’ Tour Talk which was held at Pantai Morib here, which was also attended by the former Kuala Langat Member of Parliament, Abdullah Sani and the former Kapar Member of Parliament, S Manikavasagam.

Shamsul said that the PR manifesto which promises a decrease in oil and car prices, the elimination of toll charges, the repeal of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), the decrease in prices of goods and service, will reduce the burden of the people.

He explained that a minimum of RM600 per month can be reduced in the people’s spending when the Pakatan Rakyat economic policy is implemented.

“That is why Pakatan Rakyat is bold enough to present this economic programme when the new government is formed because we are committed in helping the people of all groups of society to experience the country’s wealth.

“PR is also able to implement the manifesto promised,” said Shamsul.

Previously, BN promised to increase the BR1M assistance to RM1,200 for households and RM600 for singles, to handle the cost of living if the component party is given the mandate.

This was written in the BN manifesto entitled ‘A Promise of Hope’, which was launched by Najib at the Bukit Jalil Stadium last night.

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