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