Associations demand transparency in budget funding for Malay, Bumi communities

Mohd Farhan Darwis Diyana Ibrahim

People mingle at a night market in Kuala Lumpur. Bumiputera business associations claim that budget funding for Chinese and Indian traders has been disproportionately high this year. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 10, 2022.

BUDGET 2023 incentives and funding for the Malay and Bumiputera communities needs to be monitored to prevent misuse, the community’s business groups said.

The group said it appreciated the funding, announced by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abd Aziz when he unveiled the budget in parliament last week, because it could help Malay businesses recover after the impact of Covid-19.

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