The 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) financial aid given by the Barisan Nasional government is not a bribe, said PKR leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Speaking to reporters at PKR headquarters today, Wan Azizah took an opposing view taken by former premier Mahathir Mohamad on BR1M.
According to Wan Azizah, BR1M is not bribe and if people are qualified to get any help from the government, I think they should be given.
However she voiced out that PKR’s criticism that while not everyone receives BR1M, all Malaysians at all levels pay for the GST.
Mahathir claimed the BR1M scheme is a form of corruption and therefore illegal to be distributed.
He faced criticism from cabinet ministers and Umno leaders over his remarks, whilst some highlighted even he had given financial incentives during his premiership for 22 years.