Subsidise public transport for bottom 70%, Jomo urges govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram has urged the government to subsidise public transport, saying it would help the masses who depend on it, instead of giving fuel subsidies.

"Who uses more fuel? Car owners. So we are not talking about ‘rakyat jelata’ (ordinary people) and the bottom 20 per cent, they have no cars, not even motorcycles. They depend on public transport.

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