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Budget 2016 will not be revised: Chua

The government will not revise the newly-tabled Budget 2016 despite Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) reducing its dividend payout.

A tough year ahead

Until and unless our leaders come to realize a need to change, we are not going to see any major shift in the country's economic direction. 2016 will still be another tough year for many.

Release RM50m to Chinese schools: cabinet

The cabinet today instructs the education ministry to release the pledged RM50 million allocation to Chinese primary schools as soon as possible.

Malaysia can meet 3.1% fiscal deficit target: Johari

Malaysia is able to meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.1 per cent by end-2016 as the country has strong economic fundamentals, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani.

Education allocation: Where has all the money gone?

The disappearance of pubic funds is a very serious problem that is poised to tarnish the government's reputation and image if no investigation is initiated or explanation offered.

Fair allocation for all schools

It is hoped that the government will understand the financial pressure of Chinese primary schools and provide adequate allocation and financial assistance wherever possible.

Repercussions of an overly generous Budget

We can never become a high-income country simply by increasing the workers' salaries without taking into consideration the quality of our workforce.

More allocation if oil prices go up: minister

More allocation with be given to the public if Brent crude oil prices rise beyond US$48 per barrel next year.

Strings attached

I understand that politics is something very realistic. But if we only go after electoral gains without the slightest aspiration, we can't take the country much further from here.

Where's RM2.6bn?

After PM Najib concluded his Budget speech at Dewan Rakyat this evening, some opposition MPs stood up and held up "Mana RM2.6 billion?" placards in protest.



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