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How elderly are pushed aside by cashless economy





KUANTAN: Cash payments over the counter at government agencies should not be scrapped to avoid inconveniencing customers.

Instead, such services (cash over counter) should be continued, along with the newly-introduced debit, credit cards, and self-service electronic kiosks which will allow people to choose their preferred payment channel.

Checks at the Pahang Urban Transformation Centre Immigration Office here yesterday sho-wed that many customers still chose to pay in cash despite the counter accepting debit card payments.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

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