Hornbill Unleashed

January 3, 2013

BN use BR1M 2.0 to boost chances in the next election

Zurairi AR

As the federal government prepares to hand out cash aid to millions of Malaysian households in the next few weeks, the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is set to be a major beneficiary in terms of votes in this year’s general election, political analysts and even opposition lawmakers have conceded.

They expect the 1 Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) handout to be a swing factor, particularly in rural areas.

“BR1M will provide a huge multiplier effect, not only economically, but to draw votes towards the ruling government,” said Asri Salleh from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Terengganu. (more…)

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