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Only Bolehland is so generous to subdidize foreigners, no other countries do so.

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Medical subsidy is given to foreigners to benefit foreign workers mostly hired by Chinese employers when the Health Ministry was under MCA ministers.

Now you shall know where the taxpayer’s money being used? To subsidize foreigners for no reason.

Foreigners taking up big share of medical subsidy

by zuhrin azam ahmad

PUTRAJAYA: Foreigners are taking about 30% to 40% of the country’s entire allocation for medical treatment meant for Malaysians, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subra­maniam said.

“They are eating up our medical subsidy,” he said, adding that in most countries in Europe, foreigners were required to pay the actual cost.

The minister touched on the issue at a press conference after addressing the ministry’s monthly assembly here yesterday.

Last December, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya announced a plan to get foreigners, including students, to pay for their actual cost of medical treatment in government hospitals, not at a subsidised rate.

Dr Subramaniam said the plan was at the final stage, adding that it required some amendments to the Fees Act (Medical) 1951 for Foreigners.

“We are ironing out that part. I think we should be able to […]