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Tag: Budget 2017

Let’s rethink frequent supplementary budgets

Why should we have supplementary budgets year in and year out if there are already contingency funds in place to cater to unforeseen situations?

Government seeks additional RM7.1 billion for budget

It tables a supplementary bill with the highest allocation, totalling RM2.71 billion, going to statutory funds.

Direct maid hiring policy will not lower costs, says Pikap

National Association of Employment Agencies president says it is uncertain if the nine countries from where Malaysia wants to have direct hiring without agents are agreeable to such a policy.

DAP: What happened to promise of doubled Internet speed?

Perak DAP’s Chong Zhemin urges PM Najib Razak to make good on his promise during Budget 2017 last year.

Austerity without priorities bad, says ex-finance ministry sec-gen

Former finance secretary-general Mohd Sheriff Kassim says cuts in Budget 2017 run risk of crippling public universities and hurting our future in terms of health.

RM50 million for Chinese schools: List ready, money not

Deputy Education Minister Chong Sin Woon says all 834 schools identified to receive allocation for maintenance work will be paid as soon as ministry receives funds.

Budgets aren’t formulated for the fun of it

It is puzzling that the education ministry’s budget cut included the RM50 million allocated to Chinese primary schools.

Sarawak PKR: Declare faith groups ‘trusts’ to avoid tax

State PKR vice-chairman See Chee How urges Adenan administration to support charitable bodies, religious organisations for their contribution to Sarawak and its people.

GE14 may not be held so soon, says Mat Sabu

Amanah President Mohamad Sabu feels country's economic uncertainty may scuttle the PM's plans of holding the general election earlier.

Budget 2017 passed, with most PAS MPs absent

The BN government sees through the 2017 Supply Bill with a 32-vote majority.

Half-month bonus for Penang civil servants

RM220 million allocated for flood mitigation projects in state's Budget 2017 announcement made by chief minister.

137,000 PTPTN borrowers enjoy post-Budget 2017 discount

PTPTN chairman says loan repayment in first 10 days after Budget 2017 presentation amounts to RM84.8 million.

Student activist wants Budget 2017 review for varsities

Anis Syafiqah says varsities' management are feeling the pinch after reduced allocation, and may pass the burden to students.

PAS abstains from voting on Budget 2017

PAS lawmaker says it is because it supports certain aspects of the budget but disagrees with some.

Najib comes to Parliament, leaves before voting on Budget 2017

"Where is the prime minister? Why is he not here to answer the questions himself?" shouts Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo.

Pua : Liow should stop cover-up on cost of ECRL

Tony Pua slams Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai for trying to deflect criticism on East Coast Rail Link project costs, when it is not even under his purview.

DBKL’s budget dialogue just a show, says opposition

Opposition MPs say too many questions left unanswered regarding City Hall's Budget 2017 draft.

MP gives examples of Najib’s ‘misleading’ numbers

Steven Sim offers three examples to prove that numbers trotted out by the PM in his Budget 2017 speech and official budget figures differ by vast amounts.

Did Pak Lah exit too soon?

The former PM had noble aspirations and his departure signalled the end of an era, and a lost opportunity to reform the country.

Rehda: Define what is ‘affordable housing’

Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia Institute chairman says house prices are determined by location and land cost.

DAP lawmaker slams ‘invisible expenditure’ in Budget 2017

Steven Sim says expenditures excluded from the budget allows PM to circumvent the constitution while making it impossible for lawmakers to vote for it.

Najib will not face rights committee over budget speech

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia assures lawmakers Finance Ministry will answer all discrepancies.

Millions allocated to end water woes in Selangor

Selangor MB pledges to reduce non-revenue water from the current 35 per cent to 29 per cent by 2019.

S’gor introduces new scheme to help people own homes

Azmin Ali announces 'Skim Smart-Sewa' that will see part of rent paid to state, set aside as part of future downpayment for purchase of home.