Economists predict bigger budget to fund recovery, welfare

Raevathi Supramaniam

Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Irwan Shah Zainal Abidin says the government must prioritise the people in Budget 2022. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, September 16, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA is likely to announce an expansionary budget for 2022 as the country moves towards economic recovery amid the lingering Covid-19 threat, economists said.

They said a bigger budget is necessary to address poverty arising from the epidemic and food and job security as well all support small and medium-sized businesses as economic and social activities resume.

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