Let Them Eat Chicken (... But Not At Reduced Prices)
Iskandar Fareez, Communications Director, REFSA | Dr Niaz Asadullah, Southeast Asia Lead at the Global Labor Organisation , Professor of Economics at Monash University Malaysia
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Prime Minister Dato Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said that the reduced chicken subsidy was to enable the money to be channelled directly as cash aid to Malaysians, since previously the reduced price was benefitting not just Malaysians, but also foreign workers and refugees. First, we discuss whether 'Malaysian-only' policies might end up pushing away foreign workers, and whether Malaysia can survive without them. Next, we get into the kind of aid foreign workers have access to, and what needs to be done here.
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Produced by: Kelly Anissa
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
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Categories: government, economy
Tags: government, subsidies, foreign workers,