Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The subsidy system in Malaysia and particularly in Sabah, actually how much is the various subsidies had really benefited the population ? //马来西亚的补贴制度,特别是在沙巴州的政府补贴到底有多少种类,并且到底有否真正让人民受益其中。 ?




2010年马来西亚政府提供柴油和燃油补贴是马币九十六亿,而在2011年则是马币一百五十九亿。 马来西亚人开始在想,政府耗费我们纳税人和国家收入的大笔金钱用于补贴,到底是否有效和有利于人民。 马来西亚花费数十亿马币于不同类型的补贴,其中包括燃油,白米,糖,主要日常商品,种植业,肥料和医药等。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲评论,马来西亚的补贴制度,特别是在沙巴州的政府补贴到底有多少种类,并且到底有否真正让人民受益其中。 然而大家所看到的是滥权,不公平的分配,作假,无原则的审批制度,误用金费,甚至一些补贴已出问题。 目前的燃料补贴已被滥用和有不公的分配,尤其是频繁走私大量的沙巴补贴燃料到外國,这让执法人员面对许多困难和额外的工作。 陆路运输并没有从政府燃料补贴获得充分的受益,此外也包括属于C2区的渔民。




The subsidies on the diesel and petrol fuel provided by the Malaysian government for the year 2010 was RM9.6 billion, and in 2011 it was RM15.9 billion. Malaysians are beginning to think on how effective and beneficial from this huge amount being spent on subsidies using our tax payer’s money and from the national income. Malaysia is spending many billions Ringgits on all kind of subsidies, which includes fuel, rice, sugar, essential item and goods, plantations, fertilizers, medical etc..

The KK MP Hiew King Cheu commented that the subsidy system in Malaysia and particularly in Sabah, actually how much is the various subsidies had really benefited the population. We saw abuses, in balance distribution, foul play, irregular approving system, misuse, and even created problems here and there. The fuel subsidies are common cases where the subsidies had been abused in its usage and distribution. The subsidized fuel is smuggled frequently in big quantities out of Sabah and this gives headaches and extra work to our enforcement personnel. The land transport sector did not share and benefited fully from the special fuel subsidies given out by the government, and so as the fishermen who are under the Zone C2 category.


The question is why we need to live under a heavily subsidized system by the government instead of a well established economy where the people can afford and at the same time maintaining a sustainable spending pattern. A simple layman can tell you that this in the long run cannot work out. The government should look into long term plans and this should have been activated and implemented long time ago to release the country from dependence on government subsidies. The sensible and logical way for the government to do is just to create a vibrant economy where there is high income for the people and high returns from all the sectors of industries, agriculture and others. The good example of this can be seen in Singapore and many other countries, where their government are using less subsidies when compared to Malaysia. Singapore is a small country with no large land and no natural resource, but they need not give their people huge subsidies to make life easy and make things work.



The Malaysians are grumbling in terms of the government spending so much on the subsidies and not everyone is the beneficiary, the simple example is on the rice subsidy. This is very high in Sabah because we have to import RM1.0 billion of rice yearly, and this is imported with heavy government subsidies. Who is the big consumer of the rice, and we all know the PTI eats a lot of our subsidized rice.

It is the government’s responsibility to look into how to cut down the expenditure on giving out subsidies and at the same time not to affect the well being of the people. A simple case is on the fuel subsidies where many billions had been spent years and why we can not build our oil refineries to refine our crude oil instead of shipping it out and buy back expensive fuel from others.


KK MP Hiew King Cheu.


政府補貼可有利于人民 ?

2010年马来西亚政府提供柴油和燃油补贴是马币九十六亿,而在2011年则是马币一百五十九亿。 马来西亚人开始在想,政府耗费我们纳税人和国家收入的大笔金钱用于补贴,到底是否有效和有利于人民。 马来西亚花费数十亿马币于不同类型的补贴,其中包括燃油,白米,糖,主要日常商品,种植业,肥料和医药等。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲评论,马来西亚的补贴制度,特别是在沙巴州的政府补贴到底有多少种类,并且到底有否真正让人民受益其中。 然而大家所看到的是滥权,不公平的分配,作假,无原则的审批制度,误用金费,甚至一些补贴已出问题。 目前的燃料补贴已被滥用和有不公的分配,尤其是频繁走私大量的沙巴补贴燃料到外國,这让执法人员面对许多困难和额外的工作。 陆路运输并没有从政府燃料补贴获得充分的受益,此外也包括属于C2区的渔民。


现在的问题是为何我们一直都需要依赖政府巨额补贴下生活,如果政府有完善的發展经济和其系统,市民就能有很好的经济能力,同时也有可持续发展的消费。 一个门外汉可以告诉你,政府补贴从长远角度来看将会成为一個沉重的包袱。政府应该要考量未来长期的计划,并且政府应该在以前就要擺脫依赖补贴的杖,并以理性和逻辑的方式为国家和人民创造出充满活力的经济发展,让国民有高收入,工业,农业和其他商业都有高利润。 这可以从一些很好的例子看到,例如新加坡和许多其他的国家,与马来西亚相比,他们的政府提供的补贴是很少。 新加坡是个小国,没有大片土地,也没有天然资源,但他们政府无须支付巨额补贴来给其国民安逸的生活和促进发展


我國人民抱怨政府方面支付那么多的补贴,但不是每个人都是受益者,例如白米的补贴。 这是非常可观的数目,因为沙巴州每年需要进口大约马币十億的白米,而这项大量的进口都是有政府的补贴。 沙巴州白米消费最高的族群是谁? 大家就都知道那就是非法移民了,他们吃了很多我们政府补贴的白米

政府是有责任要研究如何削减开支和补贴,同时不影响国民的福祉。 很简单的例子是燃料补贴,多年来政府已花费数百亿令吉的补贴,为何我们不能建设本地的炼油厂来提炼原油呢?为何要把原油賣出去,然后在从别人手中买回昂贵的燃料呢?