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No Such Thing As A Free Ride

Fazley Fadzil, TRANSIT Malaysia representative | Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, Chairperson, Parti Sosialis Malaysia, Former Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput

17-Jun-22 18:00

No Such Thing As A Free Ride

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently announced that RapidKL's public transport services will be free for a month, in order to alleviate cost of living pressures, and reduce traffic jams in KL. We use this as a jumping off point to talk about the larger issues of cost of living in our country. First though, we look at the move itself, and the reactions to it on social media (hint: they have not been all that positive). Then, we discuss other measures that the government should be looking into to provide some breathing room for people struggling with increasing prices.

Image Source: Abdul Razak Latif, Shutterstock

Produced by: Kelly Anissa, Natasha Fusil

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

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Tags:  living pressuremrtrapidkltransportmalaysiafreetrafficcost of livinggovernmentprice hikeseconomygovernmenteconomy

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