My Sinchew/ Budget

Opposition MPs leave in protest

Opposition MPs flashed the "Siapa MO1" cards as Najib was half way through the tabling of the 2017 Budget at the Dewan Rakyat this afternoon.


Govt initiatives to enable people to own houses

The government has implemented various initiatives to enable the Rakyat to own affordable houses including 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) programme, the First House Deposit Financing Scheme (MyDeposit), the 1Malaysia People-Friendly Houses (RMR1M) and the People's Housing Programme (PPR).


BR1M creates direct impact to economy

The implementation of 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M), introduced in 2012, has showcased a direct impact in increasing household disposable income, which in turn, created spillover effects on private consumption and output of industries that produced consumer goods.


Highlights of 2016/2017 Economic Report

Following are the highlights of the 2016/2017 Economic Report issued by the Finance Ministry in conjunction with the tabling of the 2017 Budget by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also Finance Minister, in the Dewan Rakyat today.


Will the Budget address people's woes?

In the face of negativities arising from plummeting crude prices and ringgit depreciation, Malaysians are increasingly concerned whether the 2017 Budget will introduce economic policies that will benefit the people, such as lower individual income tax rate, GST, housing strategy and assistance for the lower income group.


ICT contributed 17.8% to economy in 2015

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributed 17.8 per cent (RM206.1 billion) to the nation's economy in 2015 from 17.0 per cent (RM188.4 billion) in 2014.


2017 Budget to be tabled at 4pm

PM Najib, who is also the finance minister, is scheduled to table the much-anticipated 2017 Budget at the Dewan Rakyat at 4pm this afternoon.


Budget: Malaysians desire better living standard

Budget 2017 to be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in parliament tomorrow has received various reaction from the public, showing their expectation for the future of Malaysia.


Budget to safeguard people's well-being amidst external challenges

The government will table a responsible budget for next year, taking into account the concerns of all segments of society and deliver on the promises it made to the people in the elections, a senior government official of the Ministry of Finance, said today.


Treasury quashes rumors of GST hike

The government has no intention of increasing the existing six per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the 2017 Budget which will tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday.


 

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