My Sinchew/ Budget

Four in five Malaysians disappointed with Budget

Of the 1,082 replies received as of 1 p.m. today, 51.2% of respondents say they are "very disappointed" with the 2017 Budget while 32.7% are "disappointed".

Mentality behind the Budget

If this kind of mentality is not reversed, our future budgets will only go down this same way for many more years to come until we finally hit a dead-end.

Highlights of the 2017 Budget

Prime Minister cum finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tabled the 2017 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat at 4.00 p.m. this afternoon.

BR1M raised for all categories next year: Najib

Taking into consideration the very positive response and feedback gathered from the recipients, the government will raise the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) for all categories next year.

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.



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