LANGKAWI – The distribution of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) is not a political weapon. On the contrary, it is based on the principle of distributing the nation’s wealth to the people.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said, during the Barisan Nasional (BN) Manifesto presentation on 7 April, the increment of BR1M received the biggest response from the people and he emphasized that the government is able to carry on with that programme due to its efficiency in managing the national economy.
“We received the best response for the additional 100% increment of BR1M. It was increased as the BN government is efficient in managing the national economy… our economy is good, when our policies has brought us good growth.
“We hand out BR1M to help the people. Everyone gets it… supporters of the government, non-supporters, everyone gets it for it is not a political weapon but a principle in distributing our wealth.
“Is it wrong to provide relief for the people?” he asked in an event with the people at Pantai Chenang today.
During the BN Manifesto announcement last 7 April, Najib announced that the BR1M distribution this year will be increased a fold.
For the households with income of less than RM3,000 per month who had received BR1M amounting to RM400 last February, they will receive RM800 in June and August respectively this year.
Meanwhile, for households with income between RM3,000 to RM4,000 per month, they will receive RM600 in June and August compared to the previous RM300.
Youths with monthly salary below RM2,000 who had received RM150 last February will receive RM450 in June.
Najib also announced a new category of BR1M recipient for households with RM4,000 to RM5,000 of monthly income, which was not included in the previous aid.
Najib said that the economy strength and position of the country has contributed high income for the country. These will be distributed to the people.
“The distributed requires a lot of funds.
“Thus, we must have a strong and growing economy to drive out country to do this.
“When we have high income, we distribute it to the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, Najib also urged the people not to make decisions that could affect the prosperity of the country as it would harm the country in the future. – MalaysiaGazette