THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER – Malaysians hope the issue on cost of living would be given serious attention in the Budget 2015 which will be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, tomorrow (Friday).
According to a poll conducted on the website https://najibrazak.com/bajet2015 , Malaysians had chosen ‘Cost of Living’ as the most important aspect to be considered by the government with 36,921 votes so far.
Meanwhile, three other issues expressed through the votes were on Jobs (22,459), Housing and Urban Life (20,478) and Education (13,762).
Several other categories listed in the poll were Environment and Agriculture, Youth and Sports, Public Service and Rural Development.
The website also provides a comment section that allows Malaysians to share ideas and opinions with the Prime Minister.
For Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) staff, Harmizul Sabudin suggested that the housing allowance be increased in view of the rising cost of housing prices in urban areas.
“Current house prices continue to rise. I hope the government can review the existing housing allowance for civil servants,” he said.
Budget 2015 will be held at the Dewan Rakyat, Parliament will be telecast live by local television stations beginning at 4.00 pm. - ZMD (fl)
Media and Citra Division