KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 2): The government has started working on Budget 2022 to address the country's structural issues while rolling out Budget 2021 to ensure the country's future measures are not only strategic, but also targeted, on-point and outcome-based, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 9): Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali insisted today that the allocation for the Ministry of Health (MoH) under Budget 2021 is higher year-on-year, after the inclusion of certain “implicit” allocations, amid criticisms from opposition MPs on the allocation amount.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 30): The Prime Minister’s Department budget for 2021 was passed in the Dewan Rakyat today through a bloc vote.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 23): Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will not be participating in the Budget 2021 debate as long as the legitimacy of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet is not tested.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 6): While agreeing on the priority for the lower-income group, Henry Butcher Malaysia chief operating officer Tang Chee Meng is also disappointed that the property industry has received little attention from the government in Budget 2021.
PETALING JAYA (Nov 6): While the announcement on the full stamp duty exemption for the Memorandum of Transfer (MOT) and loan agreements for first-time homebuyers for properties priced up to RM500,000 will help, the key factor in stimulating the property market is affordability, said PA International Property Consultants (Penang) executive director Michael Loo.
PETALING JAYA (Nov 6): A sharper focus on driving in foreign investments is desirable for Budget 2021, said Professor of economics at Sunway University Business School Dr Yeah Kim Leng (pictured).
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 31): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to set aside their political differences and ensure Budget 2021, set to be tabled on Nov 6, is passed, saying the well-being of Malaysians should be put first in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 30): Pakatan Harapan wants Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to hold urgent discussions with the Opposition on Budget 2021 before tabling it in Parliament, to achieve the objectives laid out by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 29): The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) has urged government and opposition lawmakers to jointly urge the finance minister to reinstate the blanket moratorium on bank loans for at least six months through Budget 2021.