THE poor must not rely on the government if they want to break out of poverty, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
Instead, he said the poor must work hard and look for other ways to supplement their income.
“We (government) cannot address poverty by giving the poor money. This will not help them to get out of poverty. If we continue to give them money, they will be in poverty forever.
“The way forward for them is to accept the government’s idea and proposal. The government can help by providing capital to start businesses and hold training courses.
Dr Mahathir said this in Putrajaya during his department’s monthly assembly today.
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