Thursday, 31 March 2016

Better-educated Malaysians won’t struggle with higher living costs - Najib

Malay Mail Online:
Malaysians who have higher academic qualifications are unlikely to struggle with higher living costs, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

He added that most Malaysians struggling now is because they only have formal schooling up to SPM or Form Five at most and lacked skills that could land them better-paying jobs.

“One of the biggest reasons for high living costs pressures is because the people still have low education levels.

“If we only have SPM qualification and do not have a diploma, degree or skills, we won't be able to get jobs that pay well,” Najib said in the Dewan Rakyat.
One crucial fact he forgot to mention yet everyone knows better than him: GST's implementation is the direct factor contributing to the recent rise in living costs.