What’s in Anwar’s budget?


Wong Chin Yoong

Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s first budget has been criticised for being a scheme that robs the rich to pay the poor and one which ignores the interest of the Bumiputera. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 7, 2023.

PRIME Minister cum Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s first budget has been criticised for being a scheme that robs the rich to pay the poor and one which ignores the interest of the Bumiputera. It is viewed as perplexing for being the largest-ever spending plan despite its claim of a smaller deficit.

All the criticisms are wrong, I will say.


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