Budget 2014

Budget 2014 to be tabled in Parliament by the Prime Minister on Oct 25 will focus on strengthening the domestic economy and cushioning it from any ill-effects triggered by global economic uncertainties and the continued partial government shutdown in the United States.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also Finance Minister I, said the core [...]

What are the most important things needed in the Budget 2014 to boost the nation’s education and consequently its human capital?

With the recently launched Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 being hailed by the government as a comprehensive policy that will get the best returns for the country, Agenda Awani discusses two other equally important aspects: the [...]

The government is expected to announce the implementation of value-for-money spending initiative for federal ministries in the Budget 2014 to be tabled on Oct 25.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the the first phase of the initiative would involve four ministries, including Finance.

“We are looking at productive expenditure. In areas we think [...]

Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed urged the government to provide more allocations to the Home Ministry, particularly the police, under the 2014 Budget to be tabled in Parliament next month.

He said the RM90 million allocated last year was not enough.

“Safety issues are close to the hearts of the public and are always [...]

Budget 2014 is expected to have stricter policies for the property sector to curb speculations in the industry and help low-and medium-income earners to own affordable houses, says a real estate developer.

Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Seri Vincent Tew expects drastic changes in the real property gains tax (RPGT) to be announced [...]

Government urged to create special provisions in Budget 2014 to help the visually impaired self-reliance through business. President of the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) Tan Sri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar said many blind people have skills such as massage, however, is unable to continue business in the field on a consistent basis [...]

KUALA LUMPUR- A top economist and former DirectorGeneral of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority has called for the lowering of the interest rate in the coming Budget 2014.

“Many experts in the corporate sector forecast that the interest rate will go up and Bank Negara will come to this to reduce debt in the country and [...]

Budget 2014, due to be tabled by the middle of next month, is aimed at reducing the gap between the country’s rich and the poor, said Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

The middle-income group is set to benefit the most from next year’s national budget, he said without elaborating.

Ahmad Husni said the Govern­ment’s [...]

Former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz hopes the government will address the issue of spiraling costs in the coming 2014 budget.

Rafidah, who is also AirAsia X Bhd Non-Executive Chairman, said strategies to better manage rising operating costs should be highlighted in the country’s budget as both local and foreign investors were [...]

Kuala Lumpur: Datuk Seri Najib Razak to invite people to share ideas and suggestions for formulating Budget 2014 from Monday.

The Prime Minister, who is also Finance Minister, said the move was in line to form a budget commitment inspired people.

“Last year your ideas and suggestions have been used in a number of budget policy in [...]

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