KUALA SELANGOR Feb 3 – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today the government is to adopt two new approaches to endear itself to the people – switch bulk aid and bulk subsidy to targeted assistance and targeted subsidy, and do away with protocol when leaders meet the people.
The Prime Minister said targeted assistance or targeted subsidy would ensure that aid for the people reached the targeted groups.
Wastage and leakage occurred in the implementation of bulk subsidy because foreigners and tourists also enjoyed the aid, he said when launching the ‘Jom Bantu Rakyat Kuala Selangor’ (Let’s Help Kuala Selangor Folk) programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Ijok in Bestari Jaya here.
“We want to change bulk aid and bulk subsidy to targeted assistance and targeted subsidy. Bulk aid or bulk subsidy results in much leakage and injustice.
“Who benefits from oil subsidy? Those who own big cars benefit more, the tourists benefit, the migrant workers benefit,” he said. – BERNAMA