This is the exact sentiment on the “ground”:-
If subsidies are removed, there will be more money for the government to distribute to its ‘goons’, says a Malaysian
This is because there are too many “leeches” still have their money sucking mouth attached to the Government of the day.
What we worry is that once the subsidies are gone, the people are going to pay more and any money saved is going go for the well connected goons’ to sustain their lavish lifestyle (and probably make more millions on the sideline).
Can the Government assure that every single cents saved from subsidies will go directly (or indirectly) into the people’s pockets? Can the Government be accountable and transparent on how the subsidies saved is utilised? Can they?