More fuel subsidies will defeat green goal, say economists 


Raevathi Supramaniam

Fuel subsidy increases are counterproductive to Malaysia’s goal of having net zero carbon emissions by 2050, economists say. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 20, 2022.

RISING fuel prices is tempting Putrajaya to increase fuel subsidies, but this is counterproductive to Malaysia’s goal of having net zero carbon emissions by 2050, economists say.

The best way is to give the subsidies in a targeted manner, with focus on the B40 lower income group and the M40 group.


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