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Firstly, I thought this budget was okay but I am concerned with the tax cuts. I am all for tax cuts, especially related to income but I do not see expenditure going down. The projected fiscal deficit of 4.8% shows it. On the surface, it seems as if the government is trying to improve consumption […]

BN’s manifesto says that it promises to reduce fiscal deficit: In its election manifesto, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s coalition also pledged to create two million new jobs, encourage one million new businesses and rein in the fiscal deficit over the next five years. [Malaysia PM woos non-Malays in election manifesto. Reuters. February 25 2008] […]

[1358] Mengenai Bajet 2008

Saya amat membenci perkataan bajet dan lebih mengemari akan perkataan belanjawan. Itu bagaimanapun adalah satu perkara yang remeh dan mungkin hanya mengambarkan keadaan terkini dunia bahasa Melayu. Tiada apa yang perlu digusarkan. Bacaan pertama belanjawan negara untuk tahun 2008 akan dibentangkan di Dewan Rakyat Jumaat ini. Saya ingin bertanya, apa pendapat anda akan belanjawan kali […]

Earlier at BBC News, I read on how President Bush is planning to reduce the US budget deficit: US President George W Bush has said his forthcoming budget plans will seek to curb domestic spending. “Cutting the deficit during a time of war requires us to restrain spending in other areas,” Mr Bush said in […]

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