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Subsidy for sugar is not just wasting tax payers’ money, over consumption of sugar costing Malaysia another billions in the medical and health treatment expenses.

BN government is not only corrupt, they are also an indirect killer to supply cheap sugar to Malaysians.

That is too late, all priceless oil money already wasted for wrong reasons in last four decades.

Health factor a good reason to remove sugar subsidy

By CHAN LI LEEN

IPOH: The Government has good intentions in wanting to remove the sugar subsidy, Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry Deputy Minister Datuk Tan Lian Hoe said.

“It’s not about the money but the rising rate of diabetes, obesity, cancer and other diseases in Malaysians, related to high intake of sugar.

“The Government gives a lot of subsidy, as much as RM720mil annually, but the question is that, is it really bringing good or causing bad to people’s health?” she said.

An increasingly ill population, she added, also meant that millions of ringgit more would have to be spent on providing treatment and healthcare as well as building hospitals for the people.

Tan was speaking to reporters Friday after giving out car stickers, posters and booklets detailing health risks arising from consuming too much sugar, to motorists at the Ipoh Selatan toll plaza along the North-South Expressway near here.

The exercise was part of a joint campaign by the ministry and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) to help educate the people and reduce the intake of sugar in the country.

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