Were these necessary?
It’s worth remembering that the poor do not pay taxes and the majority of the civil servants do not pay tax. Thus, it can be safely said the poor and the civil servants are far better protected and cushioned to face any downside from the Covid-19 pandemic.
To continuously announce yet another help for the B40 segment and the poor, and appearing on TV in yet another , announcing another “lockdown” isn’t helping the M40 segment employers.
Hey, if we want the government to help the middle income group, just tell it to do so lah.
Why the need to bash it for helping the poor and those from the low income group like that.
I don't really believe the allegation that the government doesn't care for any particular group of Malaysians during this hard time.
Everyone is suffering from this Covid-19 pandemic, and I think the government is trying to help every single one of us.
It's just probably that the government sees the poor as being in need of help more for now because their problems are more basic such as not having enough money to buy food for their families.
I don't think the middle income group's problems are that dire yet. Yes, having to close down businesses is hardship but it's not the same as not having the means to feed one's family.
I'm quite sure the government will address the needs of the middle income group more, once it can already make sure no one among the poor die of starvation and such.
Well, it's not like the poor are being given luxuries, okay. So, please don't begrudge them too much if it appears that the government is paying more attention to them for now.
And it's not true that the poor and most civil servants are not paying taxes. We are all paying taxes one way or another.
On this one, I read a hint of an old racist political dogma - we pay taxes, they don't.
Heard of it a lot during political campaigns when certain people were trying to gain support from certain community by making them hate people of other certain race.
That's bad, especially now as this country is facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Not the time to play politics of any kind, okay.
It's time for all of us to get together, no matter B40, M40 or T20, and help the government in this Covid-19 war.
We are all in the same boat now, remember that.