Malaysians gave $2 million to help their country with its debt. Malaysia has a new in power for the first time 1957. It promised to fix the problems left by the government. One of these problems is the huge national debt. Malaysia's new say the old government lost a of money. They want to put that right. The government used a new way of raising money - crowdfunding. This means setting up a page on the Internet to raise . People can give money to the using their credit card.
The $2 million raised so is very small. It is just a in the ocean compared to the country's $251 billion debt. This is about 80 per cent of Malaysia's . Malaysia's finance minister said it was for people to help the country. He said: "The people voluntarily want to share their with the government to [help]." The came from a 27-year-old Malaysian lady. She said she was, "very much in with and proud" of her country. She started a fundraising that very quickly attracted from like-minded people who wanted to help.