Struggling to make ends meet

by | Jun 14, 2024 | NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments


Malaysians of all walks of life are once again struggling to make ends meet and, while there was some pick up and signs of life to the economy last year, these past six months have been a time of great concern for people.

Trying to butter their bread is the greatest worry on the minds of Malaysians, as unemployment is rife and the emergence of automation, mechanization, and lately, artificial intelligence, have all posed a threat to household incomes.

This has caused many Malaysians to stretch their ringgit and a growing number are involved in creative budgeting to survive this economic crisis including seniors who are unable to retire and still need to work.

All these struggles are starting to engender feelings of ill will and resentment and bitterness towards those who are corrupt and who have stolen the rakyat’s wealth which have all contributed greatly to the many sufferings of Malaysians.

In the midst of all this are the government financial handouts, which do not reek of inclusivity and are considered biased and partisan towards a particular race, and also deemed as pittance to help ordinary folks out of their predicament.

Soon it is expected to be push coming to shove and there can be anticipated that life in Malaysia is set to get ugly as the disparity between the corrupt elite and the have-nots in this country have been growing wider which definitely needs serious government intervention.


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