INTERACTIVE: What's in it for the people in Budget 2021?

PETALING JAYA: With a record RM322.5bil expenditure, Budget 2021 is a historic spending plan that aims to revive the economy and help Malaysians weather the Covid-19 pandemic.

The budget has more than 20 targeted measures that will directly benefit Malaysians in many levels of society, all of whom have been hit hard either through a reduction or loss of income due to the pandemic.

For a better idea on how we stand to benefit, the following infographic explains how three Malaysians - Alex, Aisyah and Prisya - will gain from Budget 2021. Click the right and left arrows on the graphic to navigate.

In terms of the initiatives announced in Budget 2021, check out the visual below, arranged by the category of assistance.

To get a better idea on where the government will spend public funds in terms of ministries, check out the following graphic which details how much each ministry will receive.

In terms of revenue, a large portion of the allocation in budget 2021 is expected to be from direct taxes which makes up almost 56% of government revenue.

Other government revenue will come from Indirect Tax (26%) such as SST and Excise Duty and Non-tax Revenue (18%) such as investment income and license and permits.

A look into the frequently used key words in the budget speech text shows the most important subjects and topics which were highlighted in the budget.
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