The BR1M (1Malaysia People's Aid) programme has admitted that households earning RM3,000 or less require direct financial assistance. (Say, that a household is made up of an average of 4 persons, that means the number who were assisted in 2013 is 4.8mil X 4 = 19.2 million)
Bachelors earning less than RM2,000 monthly that were assisted was 2 million.
That makes the estimated total number of Malaysians that needed welfare - in the form of government financial aid is about 21 million, and this is shocking.
Malaysia's total population is about 29 million, and the government by its BR1M exercise has admitted that 21/29 (or about 72%) of Malaysians are 'poor' and in need for direct financial aid by the government to survive.
This means that all the wealth in Malaysia is not being equitably distributed, and the number of Poor is on the rise.
This year, 4.2 million people benefited from the BR1M payment, involving an allocation of RM2.1 billion. - New Straits Times, 1/1/2013, BR1M 2.0 to start next month
THE payment of the 1Malaysia People's Aid 2.0 (BR1M 2.0) will begin in February, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said yesterday. He said in a statement that BR1M 2.0, involving an allocation of RM3 billion, was expected to benefit 4.3 million households and 2.7 million single unmarried individuals aged 21 and above.- New Straits Times, 1/1/2013, BR1M 2.0 to start next month