BN Leader Criticised for Accusing Poor People of Being Improvident


KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Sept: Member of Parliament for Pokok Sena (PSA), Datuk Mahfuz Omar, contradicted the views of a BN Member of Parliament for saying that the hardships faced by people from the low-income group stems from being improvident.

Blasting the Umno-BN leader, Datuk Wan Muhammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad, he said that about 490,000 people in this country earn less than RM1,000 a month.

“From the total, about 300,000 live in villages,” he said when slamming the views of the Kuala Kangsar Member of Parliament.

He regretted that Wan Muhammad Khairil accused people from the low and middle income group of living in hardship because they are improvident instead of being due to the price increase of fuel and necessities.

At the Parliamentary session today, Mahfuz also blasted Datuk Ahmad Maslan who claimed that those earning below RM3,000 allocates RM132 per month for petrol.

The Member of Parliament for Pontian from BN also said that allegedly those earning above RM5,000 allocate RM375 per month for the same purpose.

“RM132 per month means RM4.40 per day. For a car, how far can that go? Once engaging the gear, the engine would be dead. Motorcycles may travel further but it would eventually need to be pushed because the oil would have finished,” he said.

Earlier, the Member of Parliament for Kuala Krai, Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli questioned whether the oil prices are determined based on the world market or on what is set by the government.

This is because, he said, the oil prices in the world marked shows a downward trend and it is totally different from the government’s decision to raise prices.

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