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BN vote buying budget

The highest budget in the history with 4.7% deficits. Budget 2012 allocates RM232.8bn for Government plans, including RM181.6bn for management and RM51.2 billion for development.

The main benefactors in this budget are government servants, army and police, Felda settlers and rural folks. They all are traditional supporters for UMNO.


– RM1bn will be provided through a special fund for the construction, improvement and maintenance of schools. RM100 million allocation each for Chinese and Tamil schools.

– Abolish payments for primary and secondary education, making these free for the first time in our history.

– Book voucher worth RM200 will be given to Malaysian students in all private and public institutions of higher learning.

Public Services:

– 600,000 Government pensioners will benefit from an additional annual pension increment of 2%.

– Salary increment between RM80 to RM320 for the civil servants according to their grades.

– Civil servants will be given an additional bonus of half-month salary and pensioners RM500.

– Civil servants will be offered tuition fee assistance for part-time studies, including 5,000 masters & 500 doctoral scholarships.

– The Government will extend the compulsory retirement age from 58 to 60 years old to optimise civil servants’ contribution.

Police and Army:

– A special programme will be introduced for 175,000 army personnel who are not eligible for pensions.

– RM3,000 will be given to ex-members of the special constable and auxiliary police as well as widows and widowers.

Felda Settlers:

– The Government will provide RM400 million to upgrade the water supply infrastructure in selected FELDA areas.

– FELDA settlers are expected to receive a windfall, and the amount will be announced before listing.

– RM5 billion for the rural basic infrastructure development, including RM1.8 billion for the roads in the suburban and rural.

Social Welfare and Subsidies:

– All subsidies, incentives and assistance totalling RM33.2bn will be continued.

– Senior citizens aged 60 years & above will be exempted from outpatient registration fees in Govt hospitals & health clinics.

– 500,000 will benefit from KAR1SMA, which provides assistance to poor senior citizens and children and disabled people.

– Skim Amanah Rakyat (SARA) 1Malaysia will benefit 100,000 households with income below RM3,000 per month.

– One-off RM500 cash assistance for households with monthly income below RM3,000.

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Saiful K says:

Najib gets another vote from a Sporean-turned-Malaysian.

Saiful K says:

Aaron Aziz migrated to Malaysia to vote for Najib?

nkkhoo says:

I already commented that in the malaysian insider.

Saiful K says:

Many Sporeans malays migrated to Bolehland to enjoy bumi privileges. Aaron Aziz is smart to do so. He is a superstar here although he is married. KL Gangster the movie make him more popular. He rather be a bad guy on screen in Malaysia than a good cop in TCS English drama.

Hasri says:

nkkhoo seems to be happy that mca youth is recruiting pretty girls to make his favourite party hip and sexy. Otherwise why did he not comment on this issue?

nkkhoo says:

I do not go that low to launch personal attack against MCA youth.

Saiful K says:

You should give compliments to WKS for his breakthrough thinking.

Dabangg of Muar says:

rise in civi servants salaries and malls should be happy as more pay more expenditures to boost domestic consumption.
my neighbors has planned to buy his 4 children more KFC meals (surprised why not books !).
i expect Muar KFC/McD will do good biz in early Jan 2012 when the paymenta are out.

Saiful K says:

Country is in deficit (15 years in a row) yet so much money is given to civil servants when the service level and productivity is so deplorable. Yet to see any evidence of how the government is dealing with poor performance in civil servants. Malaysia has twice the number of civil servants per capital when compared Singapore. I am curious with so much privatisation, the number of civil servants is still all-time high. We do not also get good service from privatised companies too as they are mostly monopoly with no internal competition. In short, the budget is nothing to bring the nation forward.

Mashita says:

Malaysia is in deficit for the last 15 years.
A responsible and abled government would have taken steps to arrest the trend. However it wants to be popular for voters by continue to borrow money to give RM500 as goodies. Rakayt should realise that they will tanggung the debt in the future.

It is like teaching rakyat to take buy latest gadgets with credit cards or hire purchase even if one cannot afford. Hutang first, never mind as you can enjoy the gadgets like Iphone now. That’s the message the government is preaching to us. No wonder 41 youths go bankrupt each day in Bolehland!

niceguy says:

Not to forget the RM100 for every primary and secondary students; and RM200 book vouchers for Form 6 and tertiary students.

I think the next election could be in January after schools reopen… (maybe earlier in December if KLSE got back to 1500 points).

Saiful K says:

Unfortunately many would ‘trade in’ their book vouchers with discount to buy cigarettes and coffee at Starbucks.

niceguy says:

– SARA 1Malaysia will benefit 100,000 households with income below RM3,000 per month. One-off assistance of RM500.

Not correct. SARA 1Malaysia is a saving scheme, RM5000 loan with 5-years repayment, plus attractive interest at the end of 5 years.

The one-off assistance RM500 (for households below RM3000/mth too) has a budget of RM1.8 billion and covers 3.4 million or 53% of total households. 🙂

nkkhoo says:

Thx for correction.