Handouts perpetuate dependency, Anwar says


Raevathi Supramaniam

“Cash is king is a dependency syndrome,” Anwar said to a crowd of 400 made up of government and opposition members today in a debate that took place at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic) in Kuala Lumpur. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 13, 2022.

MALAYSIA must rid itself of its dependency on government handouts to the poor without looking for solutions to alleviate this group from poverty, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said today.

Anwar and former prime minister Najib Razak faced off today in a debate that took place at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic) in Kuala Lumpur.


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