KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he would announce the payment of 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and several initiatives when tabling Budget 2017 in Parliament today.
“As the Government, my colleagues and I are concerned and aware that we need to present a budget that is able to provide relief for the people,” he said.
Najib added that as part of the Government’s philosophy all this while, they have adopted a policy that is inclusive.
“We want this government policy to be fair and balanced,” he said.
Najib also lashed out at the Opposition’s claim that Malaysia would go bankrupt under the Barisan Nasional government under his leadership.
In fact, he said, the Barisan government had proven that it was capable of raising the BR1M payment each year since it was introduced in 2012.