Malaysians have helped their with its money . They gave nearly $2 million to help the country with its national . Malaysia has a new party in for the first time since the nation's independence in 1957. The new government promised to fix the problems left by the government. One of these problems was the huge national debt. Malaysia's current say the previous government lost a lot of money. They now want to put that right. The government has used a new of raising money. They decided to ask for by using crowdfunding. This means setting up a special on the Internet to raise cash. People can give money to the page using their credit .
The the government has raised so far is very small compared to its multi-billion-dollar debt. The $2 million is just a drop in the compared to the country's $251 billion debt. This is about 80 per cent of Malaysia's economic . However, Malaysia's minister Lim Guan Eng said it was important to let people try to help the country. He said: "The people want to share their with the government to help ease the ." The idea came from a 27-year-old Malaysian who said she was, "very much in love with and " of her country. She set up a private fundraising effort that very quickly attracted from like-minded people who also wanted to help.