The need for BR1M cannot be denied. It targets households that earn less than RM4,000 per month and singe individuals that earn less than RM2,000 per month. Increased costs of living have left the M40 group feeling the pinch, what more of those in the B40 group? However, these cash payments can only go so far by making the recipients feel slightly less poorer for a few weeks at a stretch. It temporarily alleviates the symptoms but it does not address the root cause of the existence of the B40 group and people remaining in there.
Why do people still remain in poverty?