With subsidies disappearing, Pakatan demands Putrajaya lay out plans for living cost crisis in 24 hours or remove ministers responsible
The federal government must immediately detail its plans to address Malaysians’ cost of living crisis as it was withdrawing subsidies for chicken and cooking oil next month, said the Pakatan Harapan presidential council.
(MMO) – It expressed concern over the government’s withdrawal of the subsidies at a time Malaysians were facing sharp and accelerating increases in food prices.
Despite announcing the withdrawal, the council noted that the government has not said what mechanisms or funds would be introduced to offset the move, and has not given any indication when it would do so despite the urgency of the worsening crisis.
Instead of solutions, the council said Malaysians have only been made to witness the sluggishness of the ministers in tacking the issue.