Cash Transfers Should be Temporary
Azam Wan Hashim, Executive in Research, Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
The disbursement of petrol subsidies through cash handouts is an improvement over the administrative nightmare of monitoring eligibility at the pump, which itself is better than a blanket subsidy. But handouts in general may not be efficacious over the long term.
Presented by: Lyn Mak, Julian Ng, Wong Shou Ning
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