Najib: Government cannot afford to pay compensation

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  • Friday, 31 Dec 2004

SUNGAI PETANI: The Government cannot afford to pay compensation to tsunami victims and financial aid now being disbursed is merely compassionate aid, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. 

He said the financial help, which the Government would hand out in three phases, was not compensation. 

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