Malaysian People Want BR1M in 2018!

BR1M or “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” program is devised by Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as part of Government effort to ease burden of lower income group in Malaysia. The Barisan National Government has always been listening to concerns of the poor people and thus a program has been developed to help the lower income group cushion the high cost of living in Malaysia.

BR1M and the Malaysian People.

            Although the Malaysian People’s Aid Initiative or “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” (BR1M) has been recently criticized by the opposition, the program has a positive feedback for most people.

Kajidata Research Sdn Bhd.

This is a research company who did a survey about BR1M 2018 and Malaysian people’s’ response towards the government aid.

  • Research Process.

The study was conducted under the supervision of Dr Syed Arabi Idid, former International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) head.

The study was conducted through an interview via computerized phone.

This  involved more than one thousand respondents from 222 areas.

Respondents consist of different age groups, income, education background, race and gender. Respondents include recipients and not BR1M recipients.

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  • Study Result.

The study concluded that 68.7% of respondents had a positive outlook on the BR1M program. Respondents were asked if they considered the program as a form of corruption, 63.9% of respondents did not answer. Not surprisingly, as many as 71.1% of respondents favor the upcoming BR1M 2018.

  • Importance of the Study.

This study is important because it allows the government to create a comprehensive database and get lazy feedback among the poor.

As such, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is able to track the growth of people’s income and provide better data to make better decisions in any future assistance. Those who feel BR1M insufficient may also refer to agencies like the Zakat Board.

Respondents’ Thoughts Towards BR1M.

 65.1% of respondents claimed that BR1M was important in reducing their financial burden.

25.6% responding to BR1M did give any response

BR1M’s financial assistance adds up to RM 1200 in 2017. However, the perception of the program is not perfect, it is rejected by 33.8% of respondents who feel that the program is not enough to achieve its goals.

Through this survey it showed that as many as 31.8% of BRIM recipients say they spend the money to meet the basic needs. Some say that they spend money paying home rent, some spend it on their children’s education expenses.

Approximately 85.3% of respondents spend all the money within a month.

The social media response shows that the BR1M or “Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia” program is important to those who need it. Many of whom started asking BRIM 2018 at the end of the year.