Even with funds and initiatives to help the people cope with the rising cost of living, the spectre of the white flag was raised.
Suriana Welfare Society chairman Dr James Nayagam said these efforts must be robust enough to ensure that there will never be another occasion where the people in the country need to “wave white flags” as a desperate plea for help.
During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, many families raised white flags to indicate that they needed basic items such as food.
“It is commendable that in this Budget, there is aid such as the allocation of RM100mil to ensure the Jualan Rahmah initiative is rolled out to all 222 parliamentary constituencies.
“Any programme involving the sale of cheaper food or items is highly popular among the B40 and the M40 communities.
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