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国盟政府背腹受敌下,2021财案分析

义腾研究中心执行总监陈宇航为主讲人之一,与大家一起分析2021年财政预算案,旨在分析2021财政预算案的措施利弊,及政局诡谲多变的情况下,财案是否将顺利通过。

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Dangerous to assume economy will bounce back in 2021

The government should use the next few weeks until Nov 25, when a vote is taken, to gather feedback from all and be prepared to make changes for #Budget2021. The government should be prepared to incur a larger deficit to create jobs, deal with health crises across the board, and more social protection to vulnerable groups.

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2021年财政预算案:国家需更多措施来创造弹性就业

义腾研究中心一直倡议,国家应当作为“最后的保险与保障”,和有能力并愿意进行反周期投资的主要经济参与者,来促进经济活动。我们最主要的目标是创造与维持工作机会。这份预算案确实朝这个方向迈进了一步,但我们认为政府的整体措施还可以更加积极和大胆。

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REFSA’s Response to Budget 2021: More is Needed to Create Resilient Jobs

REFSA notes that Budget 2021 was proposed with the aim of ensuring rakyat’s prosperity, business continuity and economic resilience. While we laud these admirable aims, the measures announced today may prove to be less impactful than what is needed in terms of job creation and ensuring future growth.

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Budget 2021 could usher in a new economic paradigm

For decades, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets were the guiding light for finance ministers across the globe. That the institutions who were staunch defenders of this approach are now calling to abandon it is testament to the extent of the economic disruption we are witnessing. The upcoming budget is the best opportunity to start putting this new paradigm into practice.

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Bloated civil service? Health Ministry needs more manpower

Despite the public perception that Malaysia has a bloated civil service, there is a dire need for more healthcare workers to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Our Visiting Researcher, Farhana Roslan speaks on the government’s role in creating sustainable jobs of demand in the public sector as the nation rebuilds amidst the pandemic. For one, the health sector, along with education, is in need of more staff in the COVID-19 fight.

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财案应著重教育卫生人民福祉

经济分析员认为,在大马面临新冠肺炎疫情的非常时期,2021年财政预算案的分配重点应该在三个领域,教育、卫生和人民福祉。

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REFSA concerned over worsening underemployment in Malaysia

Underemployment is rarely addressed compared to unemployment. Due to the MCO, industries have had reduced operating hours, which typically resulted in lower salaries and wages received, particularly in semi-skilled and low-skilled jobs. If left unaddressed, there is a risk Malaysia will be faced with higher levels of underemployment and unemployment compared to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Belanja lebih untuk pulih lebih pantas, kata panel forum Belanjawan 2021

Belanjawan 2021 sepatutnya mempunyai defisit belanjawan lebih tinggi untuk pemulihan ekonomi lebih pantas. Kadar meminjam pada waktu ini dijangka akan lebih berdaya saing dan berada pada tahap terendah. Ianya tidak akan memberi keburukan kerana banyak negara dijangka melakukan perkara sama bagi merangsang kembali ekonomi yang terjejas kerana pandemik COVID-19.

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Spend more for faster recovery, says forum on Budget 2021

The government should not be afraid of incurring a larger budget deficit and should borrow more to speed up economic recovery. Immediate efforts should focus on supporting those who have lost jobs or have reduced income. The creation of better jobs will be vital as we recover, and the health & education sectors are areas the government should stimulate.

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Budget 2021: Job creation as the number one economic agenda

The creation of good jobs and securing livelihoods through decent pay should be of first and utmost importance in the nation’s economic agenda as we battle through this pandemic turned economic crisis as a “national mission” in a “whole of government” approach.

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