Kos “overrun” dalam badget 2011 adalah RM24bn, ujar Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj. Apakah kesan ini terhadap defisit dalam belanjawan kita untuk 2011?
Cow projects in Malaysia get funded to the tune of up to RM250m. So why can’t we earmark urgent and adequate funds to ensure that all our rural schools are made safe for our children once and for all, wonders Andrew Aeria.
Subramaniam Pillay looks at the worrying rising trend of federal government debt and wonders if Malaysia will go bankrupt. At our current rate of borrowing, it won’t take long before we become another Greece.
Lim Mah Hui looks at budgeting in the Penang Island Municipal Council and suggests several steps for improving the process.
Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj reacts to a sugary budget that fails to tackle the serious challenges facing the nation.
Tax reliefs are a very regressive form of government subsidies to the taxpayers. The richer the taxpayer, the more subsidies she receives from the government. Thus it is unfair and inequitable, writes Subramaniam Pillay.
Even as the country’s debt level rises, the bureaucracy remains bloated, bleeding the fiscal budget, observes Martin Jalleh.
From the listed projects, it appears that we are returning to the era of mega high-status, expensive projects which will provide little value-added to the Malaysian economy, says Lim Teck Ghee.