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The complete coverage of Malaysia's Federal Government's budget for the year 2020. Find out how much the Malaysian government is going to spend in the coming year.  


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SunDaily | TheStar | Malaymail | Borneo Post |

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Budget 2020 | NST Oct 132019

  • 2020 Budget: One hospital, 20 health clinics to be built|Read more >|NST

  • Budget for free breakfast plan should be used to repair schools, says Sabah NGO|Read more >|NST

  • Agong: Address limited job opportunities for graduates|Read more >|NST

  • Budget 2020: Paving the way forward for women|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Employees have right to take 90-day maternity leave|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Construction sector remains economic driving force, says CIDB|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Budget's progress should be monitored continually, says Mustapa|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Budget 2020 will reduce income gap - MIDF|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Budget well thought out, says Khazanah|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: Proposal to allow EPF withdrawals for fertility treatments lauded|Read more >|NST

  • RM50 rise in Cola allowance will ease burden of civil servants, says Cuepacs|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 budget: EPF happy Budget 2020 addresses its concerns|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: 'Sarawak needs more funds to boost rural water, power supply'|Read more >|NST

  • Dr M: Higher allocations show country's financial position is strong|Read more >|NST

  • BSH will raise govt debt, say experts|Read more >|NST

  • Socso lauds govt's focus on workers' welfare|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: 'Government committed to preserving natural resources'|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: 'Built on institutional reforms'|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Funds to fix Sabah schools insufficient, but appreciated|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM15 million for orang utan rehabilitation lauded|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Sabah leaders voice mixed reactions to state allocation|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Home Ministry allocation raised to RM16.9 billion|Read more >|NST

  • NGOs say govt's 'women friendly' incentives timely|Read more >|NST

  • 'Yes, GST will increase prices' |Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: 'e-Sports allocation should be used on SEA Games athletes, ruling' |Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Mixed reaction to biodiversity allocation|Read more >|NST

  • RM60 million to kickstart pneumococcal vaccination for children|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Government plans to spend RM450m on electric buses|Read more >|NST

  • Pikom welcomes Budget incentives, calls for setting up of Tech Ministry|Read more >|NST

  • 'What about your promise to abolish the Penang Bridge toll?'|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Artiste groups give thumbs up on increased EPF protection|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM48mil to preserve forests, natural biodiversity|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Empowering Bumiputera institutions, entrepreneurs|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Extra goodies for civil servants |Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM10b allocation for rent-to-own financing scheme|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM100m to repair and refurbish low, medium-cost high-rise residential schemes|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: New tax band proposed for high-income earners|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: More opportunities for Grade 1 Bumi contractors|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Minimum penalty of RM100,000 proposed for illegal gamblers|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: From 2021, Malaysians will be assigned Tax Identification Numbers|Read more >|NST

  • Second Penang Bridge toll rate for cars reduced by RM1.50|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: More funds for rice farmers, cash crops to supplement income|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM85 million to ease congestion at Causeway|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Improved loan scheme to help SMEs|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM2.2 billion for targeted fuel subsidy scheme|Read more >|NST

  • Education Ministry largest 2020 Budget recipient with RM64.1b |Read more >|NST

  • Finance Ministry: Productivity-linked wage system to benefit employers, employees|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Gov't will honour loan commitments inherited from previous administration|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Soft loans for oil palm replanting incentives|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: More tax relief for parents utilising childcare services|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM70 million for Digital Enhancement Centres nationwide |Read more >|NST

  • BSH scheme to include single Malaysians above 40 earning under RM2,000 monthly|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM575 million for socio-economic aid programmes|Read more >|NST

  • Services sector to expand 6.2 per cent next year, says Finance Ministry|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM30 for each eligible Malaysian to spur e-wallet use|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: Govt allocates RM783m to repair dilapidated schools|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: RM21.6 billion allocation for high speed nationwide connectivity|Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: #MalaysiaKerja initiative to provide jobs for youth, women |Read more >|NST

  • 2020 Budget: 5G Ecosystem Development grant to encourage technological innovation|Read more >|NST

  • Finance Ministry: Overall gross exports to expand 1 per cent in 2020|Read more >|NST

  • Finance Ministry: Economic growth to remain steady in 2019, 2020|Read more >|NST

  • Finance Ministry: Govt to raise gross borrowings of RM135.2 billion in 2019|Read more >|NST

  • Finance Ministry: Inflation likely to expand 2 pct next year|Read more >|NST

  • Guan Eng: Policy flexibility vital to ensure domestic growth|Read more >|NST

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Budget 2020 | NST Oct 122019

  • 2020 Budget: Incentives aplenty for homebuyers |Read more >|NST

  • Fishermen welcome increase in allowance but say major issues remain |Read more >|NST

  • Mixed reactions over budget allocation for Sabah and Sarawak |Read more >|NST

  • Well-thought out budget that tackles unemployment, says MYC|Read more >|NST

  • Mat Sabu, Muhyiddin pleased with budget allocation|Read more >|NST

  • NCIA says allocation will spur growth in northern region|Read more >|NST

  • 'No more subsidies for developers who can't sell'|Read more >|NST

  • 'With big budget comes big responsibility'|Read more >|NST

  • Synergy among ministries needed for urban poor|Read more >|NST

  • Govt to intensify human capital development efforts|Read more >|NS

  • Shortage of labour among challenges facing oil palm subsector|Read more >|NST

  • October 11, 2019 @ 5:55pm

  • Govt to maintain accommodative monetary policy to support growth|Read more >|NST

  • Govt allocates RM297 billion for Budget 2020|Read more >|NST

  • Special select committee on budget outlines 8 recommendations|Read more >|NST

  • Dr M: Institutional reforms launch pad for more sustainable, equitable economic growth|Read more >|NST

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Budget 2020 | Malaymail Oct 122019

  • So, what was Budget 2020 all about?|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Manufacturers feel Malaysia more competitive if corporate tax cut in Budget 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Cost of Living Allowance increase helps ease burden of civil servants, says Cuepacs|Read more >|Malaymail

  • EPF looks forward to proper resolution on reduction of PLUS highway toll charges|Read more >|Malaymail

  • SUPP claims Sarawak Pakatan didn’t fight enough for state in Budget 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Negri Sembilan MB: Budget 2020 comprehensive, designed for the well-being of the people|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Specific guidelines needed for relaxation in foreign property ownership, says PwC|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Relief for NSC as football development programme gets huge budget allocation for 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Azmin: Budget 2020 first step towards achieving SPV2030|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: PM says many people happy, ‘almost everybody got something|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Real estate federation cautions Putrajaya on lowering threshold for foreign buyers|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Gobind: Budget 2020 helps country realise digital transformation agenda|Read more >|Malaymail

  • MTUC: Budget 2020 failed to address widening income gap|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Education Ministry thankful for highest Budget 2020 allocation at RM64.1b|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Women@work initiative will help fill vacancies of foreign workers, says MEF exec director|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Grab: Govt’s initiative to spur e-wallet use will help SMEs

  • |Read more >|Malaymail

  • Johor’s Iskandar Investment welcomes Budget 2020 initiatives for digital applications|Read more >|Malaymail

  • World Bank lead economist welcomes Budget 2020’s digital adoptions|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Digital economy investment positive sign for IR4.0, says analyst|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Where are the details on RTS project? ask Johor groups|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Dr M: The rich can’t take advantage of new targeted fuel subsidy scheme|Read more >|Malaymail

  • RM15.9b GST refunds repaid to 78,000 companies as of September this year|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Dr M: Foreigners can help resolve Malaysia’s property overhang|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Matta confident Budget 2020 allocation will help boost Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: GPS says ‘nice to hear’, claims Pakatan manifesto remains unfulfilled|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Penang sidelined in Budget 2020, says state Opposition leaders|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020 not innovative, claim BN MPs|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Rights group welcomes Budget announcement for women’s employment and welfare development|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Dr M confident of Malaysia’s credit rating despite second Samurai Bond issuance|Read more >|Malaymail

  • CIMB lauds govt’s initiative to focus on cashless agenda in Budget 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Sabah govt welcomes increase in allocation|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020 allocation for Sarawak the biggest so far, says state Pakatan chief|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020 focus to benefit Penang, says chief minister

  • |Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: National House Buyers Association says disagrees with govt’s home ownership campaign|Read more >|Malaymail

  • UTM instructed to look into varsity student’s complaint over exorbitant fees, says minister|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Malaysians@Work initiative to reduce unemployment rate|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Purchasing of homes easier with rent-to-own scheme|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Health NGO lauds government as allocation for health makes up 10pc of Budget 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • Putrajaya to service RM2.7b debt repayments for 1MDB, SRC International in 2020|Read more >|Malaymail

  • RM100m cable car allocation will spur Penang’s tourism sector, says Penang Hill Corporation|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: RM8b for Bumi development, up by RM400m|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Public service sector’s remuneration package upgraded|Read more|Malaymail

  • Putrajaya raises tax for the rich, those earning RM2m to pay 30pc now|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Targeted fuel subsidy programme to be rolled out in January|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Putrajaya raises minimum wage to RM1,200 for urban workers, maternity leave up|Read more |Malaymail

  • Education Ministry gets an increase of RM3.9b in Budget 2020 allocation|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Government to reduce highway tolls, improve public transportation and roads|Read more|Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Health Ministry gets RM60m for pneumococcal vaccination for all children|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Putrajaya predicts salaries to go up next year|Read more |Malaymail

  • Budget 2020: Putrajaya allocates RM671m for sports, youth development|Read more |Malaymail

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Budget 2020 | Malaymail Oct 132019

Malaysia’s 2020 deficit at 3.2pc? So what? Three economists weigh in |Read more |Malaymail

Johor Pakatan lauds state’s allocation in Budget 2020|Read more |Malaymail

Financial aid for Chinese, Indian entrepreneurs reflects fairness, says analyst |Read more|Malaymail

Economic Affairs Ministry approves RM1.79m for school upgrading works |Read more|Malaymail

Azmin: Budget 2020 initiatives can only be realised with people’s support |Read more|Malaymail

Ministry to gather data on M40 recipients of petrol subsidy |Read more|Malaymail

DPM: i-Suri being studied for mandatory move |Read more|Malaymail

Foreign Ministry to use Budget 2020 allocation to empower diplomats|Read more|Malaymail

Why still unhappy with Pakatan Budget when BN gave you less? Guan Eng asks Sarawak|Read more|Malaymail

Minister: 2020 Budget able to promote additional income for farmers, fishermen|Read more|Malaymail

Job future, retirement brighter with Malaysians@Work initiative, says EPF|Read more|Malaymail

2020 Budget opens up new investment opportunities, says JPDC|Read more|Malaymail

Price cut a bold first step to sell more high-end homes, says Knight Frank Malaysia|Read more|Malaymail

2020 Budget will restore people’s confidence in govt, says Husam|Read more|Malaymail

How will Malaysians@Work work? Finance minister pleads for time|Read more|Malaymail

Budget 2020 will reduce income gap, says MIDF|Read more|Malaymail

Up to Putrajaya to extend fuel subsidy programme to Sarawak, says CM|Read more|Malaymail

Khazanah welcomes Budget 2020’s various initiatives and policies|Read more|Malaymail

Accountants laud Budget move to boost Malaysia as Islamic finance hub|Read more|Malaymail

Budget 2020's focus on digital transformation highlights need for stronger online security, says expert|Read more|Malaymail

Budget 2020 addresses some pressing issues facing nation, says Khazanah|Read more|Malaymail

Budget 2020: Group lauds govt’s efforts in restoring trust, confidence in marketplace|Read more|Malaymail

PAS pans Budget 2020 as ho-hum, doesn’t stimulate economy|Read more|Malaymail

Manufacturers feel Malaysia more competitive if corporate tax cut in Budget 2020|Read more|Malaymail

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In the News Snippets & Links 

Budget 2020 | TheStar Oct 122019

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  • How the budget affects listed firms|Read more >|TheStar

  • Allowance for firefighters ‘best news for the year’ |Read more >|TheStar

  • Tourism players happy with allocation |Read more >|TheStar

  • Agricultural sector to receive slightly higher  allocation |Read more >|TheStar

  • mySalam to cover middle class |Read more >|TheStar

  • Magpie: Make sure funds are properly channelled |Read more >|TheStar

  • Ministry happy with allocation |Read more >|TheStar

  • SMEs get the much-needed boost |Read more >|TheStar

  • Fuel subsidy programme to begin in January |Read more >|TheStar

  • Chinese groups laud measures |Read more >|TheStar

  • E-wallet users to get RM30 |Read more >|TheStar

  • Dr Wee: Where is the matching grant for TAR UC? |Read more >|TheStar

  • Shot in the arm for nation’s security |Read more >|TheStar

  • Melaka folk welcome budget for the poor |Read more >|TheStar

  • ‘Noble idea for artistes to have EPF contributions’ |Read more >|TheStar

  • More savings with toll discount|Read more >|TheStar

  • RM100mil grant much welcomed by community |Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Govt will fail to achieve deficit target of 3%, says Najib |Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Govt will fail to achieve deficit target of 3%, says Najib |Read more >|TheStar

  • RTO scheme eases pressure on first-time house buyers |Read more >|TheStar

  • Groups want more details on RTS project |Read more >|TheStar

  • Lower threshold for foreign buyers |Read more >|TheStar

  • Stepping stone to a brighter future |Read more >|TheStar

  • Tackling inequalities in M’sia |Read more >|TheStar

  • Dr Mahathir confident Malaysians will receive Budget well |Read more >|TheStar

  • Better study opportunities in store for OKU kids |Read more >|TheStar

  • ‘Thanks, but RM5.9bil not enough for TVET’ |Read more >|TheStar

  • Dr M: Budget 2020 shows Malaysia's financial position still strong |Read more >|TheStar

  • Bukit Aman grateful for allocations under Budget 2020 |Read more >|TheStar

  • Wee sad there's no matching grant allocation for TAR UC |Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020 addresses all challenges, says FMM |Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: 1.1 million singles over age 40 eligible for BSH |Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Doubling of special grant for Sabah a positive development, says Shafie|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Jakim welcomes increase in allocations for Islamic affairs |Read more >|TheStar

  • Chinese associations happy with funds for Chinese schools, mega-projects|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Construction industry happy, expects growth|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: It will stimulate the economy, says Anwar|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Entrepreneurship, SMEs get major boost|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Allocation for environment sees a dip|Read more >|TheStar

  • Strike a right balance between fueling growth and curtailing debt, says OCBC economist|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Govt to allocate RM1bil on incentives to draw Fortune 500 companies|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Initiatives to increase women's participation in workforce lauded|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Every single sen for education will be used properly, says Maszlee|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Mixed reactions among Sabahans|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Govt's initiative to create more jobs for youths welcomed|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Fulfil Budget 2019 promises first, Zahid tells govt|Read more >|TheStar

  • Looks like many Malaysians happy with Budget 2020, says PM|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Arts and culture boost, but is it enough?|Read more >|TheStar

  • Malaysia widens fiscal deficit target in budget, promises stimulus if needed|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Allocation insufficient for Sarawak, says SUPP|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: RM200 allowance for firemen described as ‘best news of the year’|Read more >|TheStar

  • Malaysian Bar welcomes CCTV move for detention centres, checkpoints|Read more >|TheStar

  • Full text of Budget 2020 speech|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: RM500 wage incentive for graduates who secure work|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Reducing property overhang, improving accessibility|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: DoE, DoC get RM30mil after year of pollution crisis|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Cabinet OKs MoF plan to take over four highways|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: RM83mil allocation to conserve wildlife population, protect rainforest|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Civil servants to get year-end RM500 bonus|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: RM600k threshold for foreigners to purchase urban high-rise properties|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: RM200mil to assist smallholders weather rainy seasons|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Four DFIs to merge into one entity|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: EPF to allow education withdrawals for professional certificate programmes|Read more >|TheStar

  • New 'special channel' to speed up FDI from China|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Couples can withdraw from EPF to fund IVF treatments|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Green tax exemptions extended to 2023|Read more >|TheStar

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Budget 2020 | TheStar Oct 132019

  • Eco warriors ready to ‘Save Penang Hill’|Read more >|TheStar

  • ‘Small allocation for big environmental issues insufficient’|Read more >|TheStar

  • Firemen happy to get special monthly allowance|Read more >|TheStar

  • Boost for arts and culture industry|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Bandar Malaysia project in Sungai Besi will proceed|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: Concert organisers excited about government support|Read more >|TheStar

  • Dr Dzulkefly: RM416mil allocation to be used for building clinics, new hospital|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020 does not have strategic initiatives to transform economy, says PAS|Read more >|TheStar

  • Budget 2020: MEF welcomes upskilling of workforce |Read more >|TheStar

  • ‘We want more than cash incentives’ |Read more >|TheStar

  • Sabah asks for early disbursement of Budget 2020 allocation |Read more >|TheStar

  • LGE: No public funds for politically-controlled education institutions|Read more >|TheStar

  • EPF says ready to play its role in Budget 2020 measures|Read more >|TheStar

  • Guan Eng: Wage incentives under Malaysians@Work initiative will create 350,000 jobs |Read more >|TheStar

  • Mohamad Hasan: Budget increase worrying if commodity prices stay low |Read more >|TheStar

  • Liew: Doubling Sabah's annual special grant welcomed but govt should address 40% revenue demand |Read more >|TheStar

  • RM60mil for pneumococcal vaccination programme 'a real investment in public health', say experts |Read more >|TheStar

  • Jakim pleased with RM1.3bil allocation for Islamic affairs |Read more >|TheStar

  • Latheefa hails additional manpower for MACC, says govt serious in combating graft |Read more >|TheStar

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Budget 2020 | SunDaily Oct 132019

  • Seize the opportunities in Budget 2020 proposals: Azmin |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Give more incentives under Locals@Work: MBM |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Allocation for repairs, maintenance of roads to Port Klang eagerly awaited|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Opportunity and space should be given to Felda settlers to increase income: Anak |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Guan Eng: Sarawak received second highest allocation under 2020 Budget |Read more >|SunDaily

  • 18% average reduction on toll rates in Plus Highway a condition for potential buyers |Read more >|SunDaily

  • EPF to work with relevant ministries to implement programmes under 2020 Budget|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Relinquish control of TAR UC and we will resume funding, LGE tells MCA |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Various incentives for home ownership in Budget 2020, says Zuraida |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Lowering threshold to clear unsold properties should not detract from focus on affordable housing: PAM |Read more >|SunDaily

  • Budget 2020: EPF to allow couples to withdraw for fertility treatments|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Women@Work initiative will help improve quality of life: NCWO|Read more >|SunDaily

  • Cola allowance increase helps ease burden of civil servants, says Cuepacs|