“BR1M adalah dedak,” said the former Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The statement made by Tun M implied that the current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is giving out aid as a bribe for vote. How true is his claim? Well, it depends on who you ask.
However, it is undeniable that the amount of aid given to the people have been significantly increase under Najib leadership. This means that the government allocated more budget for aid. On the positive note, it will help the lower income group to fight the current hike in cost of living. But, will they be too dependable on government aid?