Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak maintains that BR1M or Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia is an economic measure and not a bribe.
He said BR1M was a social safety net recommended by the National Fiscal Committee comprising officials from the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Bank Negara and the Ministry of Finance who were mostly economic experts, not politicians.
“Mind you, BR1M is given to everyone regardless of his or her political inclination. BR1M is given regardless of when the elections are held. My conscience is clear. BR1M is an economic measure, not bribery,” he said this in his blog ‘NajibRazak.com’ in response to allegations that BR1M “was a bribe.
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