Prime Minister Najib Razak today lambasted the opposition for routinely crowing that Malaysia was going bankrupt under the Barisan Nasional government.
He said the opposition and its supporters, commonly known as ‘Pakatuns’, had been crowing and harping on such rubbish ‘bankrupt’ claims since 2009.
The fact is that every year, he said the federal government had increased BR1M payments from RM500 in 2012 to RM1,050 this year.
“The criteria of those qualified to receive BR1M has also been expanded to allow more to receive the benefit,” the premier said in his Facebook posting today.
Najib called on the people to wait for him to table the Budget 2017 for the announcement on BR1M and other initiatives.
Najib, who is also the finance minister, will table the Budget 2017 proposal in Parliament at 4pm tomorrow Friday.