What ’s The Deal When Government Gives Away Money?

By Kee Thuan Chye

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Malaysia has for decades had a government that actively participates in income distribution. In the beginning, this was part of a wide programme to rectify income disparities by changing the socio-economic situation of the poor. But things have changed since then.Speaking as a layman, I’m aghast that the government is giving out so much money these days, as if there’re lots more where it’s coming from and our country’s financial tomorrow is sound and secure. When I look at other...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!