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BR1M is not ‘dedak’ but a gift, Othman insists

Alyaa Azhar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT | Putrajaya today insisted that BR1M (the 1Malaysia People's Aid) is neither "dedak" (animal feed) nor a form of bribery, but instead a gift to the rakyat.

Deputy Finance Minister I Othman Aziz was responding to Abdul Latiff Ahmad (BN-Mersing), who had asked him to clarify the purpose of distributing BR1M.

"The people of Mersing say this is a gift from the government, while the other side (the opposition) say it is dedak, bribery," Abdul Latiff said in the Dewan Rakyat...

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