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PM Anwar Unveils Revolutionary Padu Database for Equitable Subsidy Distribution

In a landmark move, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim officially introduced the Central Database Hub (Padu Database) today, ushering in a new era for the targeted distribution of subsidies among Malaysians in need. Amidst the skepticism surrounding Padu’s rollout, Anwar underscored the imperative to modernize the delivery system, emphasizing that the failure to do so would jeopardize the assistance meant for the truly deserving.

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Addressing Criticism:

Addressing the critics head-on during his speech at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Anwar reframed the narrative on subsidies. He clarified that subsidies are intended as a lifeline for those in need, debunking the misconception that they should be universally enjoyed. He challenged dissenters by questioning the motives behind their opposition, prompting a reflection on whether they aimed to shield foreigners or the affluent minority. Anwar pointed out that a substantial 85% of subsidy beneficiaries are Malaysians.

Padu’s Significance:

Positioned as the government’s most comprehensive database to date, Padu functions as a repository of individual and household profiles, encompassing both citizens and permanent residents in Malaysia. The core objective of Padu is to establish a secure, exhaustive, and real-time national database. This not only facilitates precise data analytics but also plays a pivotal role in policy formulation and data-driven decision-making processes.

Targeted Policy Implementation:

Padu’s implementation signifies a paradigm shift towards targeted policy execution. By leveraging the wealth of data within the database, the government aims to ensure that subsidies reach those who genuinely require assistance, thereby fostering equilibrium in the fiscal landscape. This strategic approach is poised to enhance the efficiency and fairness of subsidy distribution, aligning with the government’s commitment to social welfare.