PPIM: Stop subsidising cooking gas for the rich


Dateline 2016-08-05, FMT:

Putrajaya should change its approach in providing subsidies for cooking gas to ensure only those who need subsidies enjoy them, says Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) lead activist Nadzim Johan.

In an interview with FMT, Nadzim said that for years, the government has been providing various subsidies, including for petrol and flour, to people who did not need them or should not be getting them.

Zooming in on the subsidy for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) used in cooking gas, Nadzim said it was ridiculous that even billionaires enjoyed the subsidy.

“How can the government continue to subsidise cooking gas for those who do not need it, such as the billionaires in the country?

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