Malaysians flood special website


people queue for 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) Fund at johor

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have flooded a special website on the upcoming Budget 2017 with their thoughts on what should be addressed by the Government.

Responding to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s call for suggestions, Malaysians contri­buted their ideas on https://bajet2017.najibrazak.com for 15 topics over the past 15 days.

Among the popular requests were for reconsideration of new projects, with some suggesting that funds be allocated for maintaining and protecting existing tourist spots and heritage sites.

The 15 topics opened for suggestions are culture and tourism; taxation, business and finance; employment; environment and agriculture; public facilities; social welfare; youth and sports; public safety and transparency; education; economic development; rural development; transport and infrastructure; health­care; housing and urban li­­ving; and cost of living.

For the social welfare topic, contributors Victor Sun and Mohd Azmil Abd Rahim suggested that the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) scheme be automatically given to disabled Malaysians registered with the Welfare Department, regardless of household income.

“A new category must be formed to cater to them, like for the youths. The disabled may also have depen­dants, so BR1M will help them,” said Sun.

“Many among the disabled would have health problems too, and there may still be other financial issues,” said Mohd Azmil.

The Prime Minister had on Sept 5 invited members of the public to contribute ideas in preparation of the 2017 Budget on the website, which will be open until Sept 19.

Contributors also touched on the Taman Tugu project, a Khazanah Nasional Bhd corporate social responsibility initiative behind the Tugu Negara, saying the RM650mil project was not a priority for the time being.

“Please spend the budget wisely, for instance, to make pedestrian friendly crossings, widen roads in areas with high traffic flow and upgrading infrastructure in tourist spots,” said Evie Ong.

Engku Ahmad Muzhaffar, hoped the project would not be continued at a time when the rakyat was being burdened by rising living cost.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Government , budget , Budget 2017 , Najib

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

BN ministers, deputy ministers pledge full support for Muhyiddin's leadership
Grab drivers, delivery riders' complaints get Muhyiddin's attention
Scheduled water cut in 27 areas in Kuala Langat, Sepang for valve replacement
IGP: GOF duo were only armed with pistols when they stumbled upon smugglers
Only negative Covid-19 test needed for Sabahans to travel out of state, no more 14-day quarantine
Two Thais nabbed in Perlis over fatal shooting of GOF corporal
Johor authorities investigate report of illegal logging at Lenggor Forest Reserve
Zaid Ibrahim sues Zaid Ibrahim & Co for wrongful termination
Health Ministry: Over a third of all Covid-19 clusters are linked to workplaces
Mustapa: Country needs policies to ensure Malaysians can support themselves in old age

Stories You'll Enjoy