Sunday October 9, 2011
Premier on roadshow to highlight Budget goodies
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.
He started the day by meeting hundreds of estate workers at Tuan Mee Estate in Ijok, where he explained that households with an income of below RM3,000 would be entitled to RM500 assistance.
He said the Government had also set aside RM50mil to develop basic facilities for Indian communities in plantations.
Before he left, he gave out 600 goodie bags in conjunction with Deepavali.
Najib then headed over to Kundang New Village, where thousands gathered at SJK(C) Kundang to greet him.
He managed to squeeze in some time to attend a private function before arriving slightly late in Rawang where thousands were also waiting for him.
“I’m sorry I’m late. I attended a wedding earlier. I was early but the bridal couple was late,” he said.
He criticised the Opposition for calling the Budget he tabled “unrealistic” and a copy of their shadow Budget.
“First they said it was unrealistic. Then they said we copied their Buku Jingga alternative Budget.
“If it is true that we copied their Budget, then it means their Budget is unrealistic,” he said.
Najib later gave out RM215,000 to 39 hawkers whose stalls were affected by the construction of a highway in Rawang.
His last destination for the day was Gombak, where he pledged RM1.2mil to repaint flats in Sri Gombak.
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