Malaysian Insider today that if the government opted for total removal of subsidies for fuel, gas, flour and sugar it could save the government up to RM50 billion a year. And this huge sum of money saved could be used to provide targeted help for the lower income group and for various government infrastructure projects that would directly stimulate the economy.
Under normal circumstances as a citizen I'd tend to agree. Remove the subsidies and use the RM50 billion a year to eradicate poverty, build infrastructure, schools, hospitals etc. etc. etc.
But don't know why leh? When I read about the subsidies removal debate all I could think of was, "Wah! Baarger! Another RM5o billion for them to siphon off into their Swiss bank accounts ah? No wonder they are thinking about it la!"
Am I crazy to think like that ah? What you think?