BR1M to stay for long if people support BN 

(Bernama) – The people will continue to benefit from the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) programme if they give their support to the Barisan Nasional (BN) government in the 13th general election (GE).

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the aid, introduced last year, had given a huge impact in helping to ease the burden of more than four million households nationwide.

“I believe Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak sees this (BR1M) as something which has to be continued, and I believe when the people see it as something good, their hope would be to have it implemented for a long period of time.
“I do not expect it to be a one off or two off. I expect it to be implemented for as long as BN is given the trust to be the government after the 13th GE,” he told reporters after a 1Malaysia people’s feast which was attended by about 10,000 people at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tun Haji Abdul Malik here today.
Also present were Muhyiddin’s wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam. 
Muhyiddin said the RM500 aid given to the BR1M recipients would possibly be increased if the country’s revenue increased in future.
Besides BR1M, he said, other forms of aid, like the early schooling aid, would also be continued because of the huge impact it had given in reducing the people’s burden.
“What we are hoping is for the people to evaluate this contribution (by the government) and if they think it is good, we hope they will continue to give their support to the BN government,” he added.
Earlier in his speech, Muhyiddin said the opposition pact was not capable of continuing with efforts to develop the country as had been done by BN since 55 years ago because there was no consensus among them.
“Until today, PAS and DAP are still at loggerheads, while PKR failed to bring them together at one table to discuss their problems. When there is no consensus, it can weaken the government,” he added.
He said BN’s success in preserving the country’s harmony and peace, developing its economy and providing comfort for the people should be maintained in an effort to make Malaysia a developed nation.
“A strong government, like the BN government is capable of fulfilling its promises,” he added.
At the function, Muhyiddin announced an allocation of RM250,000 for upgrading of the surau at SMK Tun Haji Abdul Malik and RM4.5 million to build a hall for the school.