The Budget You Want

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration declared that the Budget 2013 is “people-first”. Does our country’s financial plans for next year really tick with the beats on the streets?

REFSA’s executive director Chi-Chang and BFM hosts Caroline Oh & Umapagan Ampikaipagan had a vibrant chat with everyday Malaysians on the Budget they really want. Listen to the podcast below (or click hereto find out if Budget 2013 is really aligned with the rakyat’s concerns.


Prior to the announcement of Budget 2013, Chi-Chang also spoke to BFM host Meera Sivasothy on how the Budget should help Malaysians escape the economic rut we are in.

  • Does our country really need to run on a budget deficit?
  • How is our current high debt level robbing from our children?
  • What can the government and everyday rakyat do to reduce Malaysia’s debt?
  • Is the Goods and Services Tax (GST) really feasible for Malaysia’s current economic climate?

Answers to these questions and many more are revealed in the podcast “What To Look Out For In Budget 2013” below.

Click here for our series of vibrant and easy-to-digest infographics “Budget 2013 – The Rakyat’s Guide“.

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