Pakatan unveils alternative budget
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan yesterday unveiled its version of Budget 2017, which projects to spend a sum of RM238.23 billion, with RM189 billion going to operating expenditure and RM49 billion to development.
The budget seeks to reduce the Prime Minister’s Department budget by RM10 billion, eliminate corruption and spend more on development.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the alternative budget would provide solutions to issues burdening the rakyat such as unemployment and the rising cost of living.
It would see 60% of its development expenditure going to the poorest states of Sabah, Kelantan, Sarawak, Kedah and Terengganu and would seek to increase the national minimum wage to RM1,500 nationwide. – by Haikal Jalil