Budget 2013 is a brave step to achieving quality growth & inclusive society says Dr Yaacob Ibrahim
Communications and Information Minister and Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, has described Budget 2013 as a brave step taken by the government to achieve quality growth and an inclusive society.
Dr Yaacob said this during the first-ever Budget Forum to be conducted in Malay.
He said the government has to make some specific choices to achieve the two objectives.
This includes reducing the number of foreign workers and extending more help to businesses and those who are in need.
Polls were conducted during the show.
Nearly 8 in 10 participants felt Budget 2013 could bring about quality growth and an inclusive society.
One way Budget 2013 aims to do this is to have a more progressive tax structure with the rich paying more.
Dr Yaacob said such a policy is useful, but it needs to evolve depending on the conditions of the economy.
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