why gahmen shouldn't use subsidies as campaign fodder anymore..
most thinking and non thinking malaysians are in agreement when it comes to subsidies. its good for the people but probably at the detriment of the long term sustainability of a country.but this is where the agreement ends. thinking malaysians know that subsidies as well as taxes are tools for the gahmen to manage the economy and properly allocating the resources of a nation. its not something that the gahmen does out of the goodness of their hearts. the only thing that we the rakyat should be thankful for is that the gahmen is managing the economy as how it should be managed.nowadays, the gahmen and even to a certain extent the opposition believes that managing the economy through subsidies as a means of alleviating the burdens of low income earners. those folks who were hard done by rising petrol prices and rising food prices. but the subsidies as it stand are not really specific enough to be effective.yes the gahmen has set up price controls and also purchase restrictions for petrol, with assistance given to farmers and fishermen but by and large the subsidies are enjoyed by all malaysians regardless of income level. what we need is a system that is more effective than this. A system that revolves around sustainability and at the same time is specific in nature.
Lets take some time to think about that.