Budget step in right direction 

Emmanuel Joseph

Populist loosening of the rules to allow early EPF withdrawals has left lower-income Malaysians with barely enough for their old age. – EPA pic, March 1, 2023.

IF you reshuffle the letters in “retable”, you get “real bet”, and that summarises the gamble Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim took when he laid out his first big strategic plan for the country.  

As expected, the budget was aimed at easing the burden of B40 – the country’s most vulnerable group and one of the largest voting blocs.

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