Published: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 1:49:00 PM
Updated: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 3:27:06 PM
Muhyiddin: BR1M may be raised to RM1,000 if BN wins new mandate
LEDANG: The 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) may be increased from RM500 to RM1,000 if the Barisan Nasional is given a new mandate, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the BR1M is not a fairytale but a conviction that would be continued by the Barisan Government if it returned to power in the next general election.
"Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib (Tun Razak) has mentioned it two days ago in Johor. Some people asked whether there would be BR1M 3 and BR1M 4.
"He (Najib) said 'yes' provided Barisan stays in power.
“Who knows if our coffers increases, the RM500 aid will become RM1,000," he said when handing over BR1M to 2,042 recipients from the Bukit Serampang state constituency in Felda Sri Jaya here, Thursday.
Hence, he urged the people, especially those in the low and middle-income groups, not to respond to good fortune with disdain but to continue to provide a strong support to the Barisan Government to guarantee a better future.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said various measures taken by the Barisan Government augured well for the country in the march towards a developed country.
"The Opposition says Barisan is ruthless.
“They say we are not helping the people. Thus, the people should not be easily duped by their promises.
"Whatever good things we have done, we will continue to improve them.
"I am not saying that Barisan is 100 percent perfect. Even in our family, we have problems, sometime a little misunderstanding.
"Barisan has delivered its promises, except for achieving the goal of turning Malaysia into a developed country," he said. - Bernama