BUDGET 2013Tuesday, October 25, 2011
THE Federal Government will begin paying out in December the RM100 individual aid for students as was announced under Budget 2012.
From RETIRED WARRANT OFFICER II of George Town.
BUDGET 2012 aims to reduce the budget deficit from the estimated 5.4% of GDP for 2011 to 4.7% for 2012. The deficit reduction will represent a big step towards a balanced budget, and bring Malaysia closer to the pre-2008 deficit levels (2008 budget deficit was 4.8%).
Last Friday’s Budget 2012 may have put a smile on many people’s faces. However, not everyone was ecstatic about it and for good reason, too. Take the case of Chong Tuck Meng who hails from Bentong, Pahang.
THE House Buyers Association (HBA) welcomed the Budget announcement to increase the My First Home Scheme limit from RM220,000 to RM400,000 as it will give more young people wider choices.
WHILE there were announcements in the Budget 2012 that were encouraging for public transportation in the Klang Valley, many believe that there is still room for improvement.
PERAKIANS lauded the various policies in the budget to help combat poverty and rising cost of living.
SEVERAL associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) feel left out, if not disappointed, after the much awaited budget was announced on Friday.
BUDGET 2012 comes as an unexpected boon to various sectors around the country.
RAWANG: The Prime Minister is confident of delivering the results to boost the nation’s economy while rebuffing the Opposition’s criticisms of Budget 2012.
IJOK: A day after tabling the Budget, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak went on a roadshow to four towns in Selangor to highlight the basket of goodies that the Government will dish out next year.
PUTRAJAYA: The special hospital for women and children proposed in the Budget is expected to be built near Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.
KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants have been urged to work harder and increase their productivity after the wage increase and bonus announced in Budget 2012.
PETALING JAYA: Taxi drivers have voiced mixed reactions to the goodies promised to them in Budget 2012.
KUALA LUMPUR: Poor Indian families with school-going children have reasons to cheer with the announcement of financial assistance under the Budget, said MIC Youth chief T. Mohan.
PETALING JAYA: University students welcomed the RM200 book voucher announced in Budget 2012 as a blessing.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to make eight “one-off payments” in Budget 2012 an annual affair.
PETALING JAYA: The RM100 given under Budget 2012 to students at the start of the school term should have been used to help those from needy families, say some parents.
JOHOR BARU: Jamilah Abu Bakar was overwhelmed to hear about the one-off payment of RM3,000 for Emergency-era servicemen.
JOHOR BARU: Several poor families here have expressed their gratitude to the Government for provisions under the Budget 2012 that are aimed at easing their burden.
PETALING JAYA: While young people lauded the Government’s move to allow them more flexibility to own homes by increasing the ceiling price of houses to RM400,000 from RM220,000 under the My First Home scheme, many feel that they have to take into account the financial realities that come with the opportunity.