With some 'extraordinary' packages in the Budget, announced 36 hours before PM Najib tables the Budget 2013 at the Dewan Rakyat tomorrow, its contains among other things a plan to scrap PTPTN and doing away with most of policies that helped shaped up the country since Merdeka.
“It’s a stupid budget. They have a lot of promises, but nothing has been done yet, when are they going to fulfil them (promises)?” Nazri asked reporters in parliament today here.Najib will likely use Budget 2013 to address key issues like housing and soaring inflation as he aims to woo key households whose support will be crucial to restoring Barisan Nasional’s supermajority in the upcoming polls.
Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan echoed his colleague’s sentiments and warned the people not to take Anwar’s budget proposal too seriously as it was “made by those who want to take over the government”.
“It is a joke budget. It is irresponsible and a vote-buying budget,” he said.
“We cannot simply promise things that cannot be done. The real budget will consider all the needs of the people,” he added.
Tangga Batu MP Datuk Idris Harin, who is also Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) chairman, said PR’s budget was not logical but impractical and that it would only confuse the public.
“For example, if they want to get rid of the 1 Malaysia Housing Project (PR1MA), it is not practical because it will cause projects that are already under construction to be idle,” he said, adding the proposal was merely a ploy to destroy what has already been built by the federal government.
“The process implemented by the government (in hiring more contractors) is (one) that can benefit more companies while ensuring more projects can be completed. It (the policy) also discourages monopoly,” he said...
Analysts predicted that Najib would use his last pre-election budget to hand out “sweeteners” similar to the cash hand-outs given under the previous budget and refrain from proposing any necessary but unpopular bold taxes to avoid a possible voter backlash.
Whatever it is, 'Belanjawan Negara' and NOT 'Belanjawan Pakatan Rakyat' (read Rocky's Bru) will definitely contain more logic and sense.
Of course in his pursuit to become the next prime minister, Anwar and his PR can promise us a bridge where no river flows...