Fuel subsidy worsens traffic and pollution, Najib tells Pakatan

Dateline 2017-12-03, Malay Mail:

The Opposition’s call for fuel subsidies to be reinstated would encourage the disproportionate use of private vehicles at the expense of the environment, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The Barisan Nasional chairman consequently dismissed Pakatan Harapan’s campaign pledge as populist and contrary to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat the effects of climate change.

“They make empty promises like returning oil subsidies… that would only put more cars on the road and increase the carbon footprint,” Najib said in his keynote address of the International Kuala Lumpur Youth Discourse 2017 here.


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