While contributions are voluntary, surely those for whom a few million ringgit is pocket change should be a wee bit generous, writes Sharp Observer.
I am flabbergasted to read that our Tabung Harapan (Hope Fund) has barely reached RM100m.
Where are the contributions from the entrepreneurs and billionaires who have made billions from projects and concessions in Malaysia funded by taxpayers? Surely they are morally bound to share some of their profits to repay our nations humongous debts that they may have benefited from in the first place.
While contributions are voluntary and no one should be forced, surely those for whom a few million ringgit is pocket change should be a wee bit generous.
On the other hand, can state governments and federal/state government-linked companies stop contributing to this Tabung. If these companies have extra funds, they should just pay dividends to the government so that it can be used to repay the debts. No need to donate when the money is not theirs.
State governments donating? Seriously? Most of them get allocations from the federal government so what are they donating for? Just donating back the money they have received from the federal government? Ridiculous.
Sharp Observer is the pseudonym of a regular follower of aliran.com