KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has described the 2018 Budget as truly comprehensive as it covered all segments of society which left the opposition disappointed.
The Deputy Prime Minister regarded the tabling of the 2018 Budget as the finest hour for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak since Najib became Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
“I think they (opposition) are frustrated that this is such a good budget,” he said in referring to the action of the opposition who created a ruckus by carrying placards and shouting ‘kleptokrasi’ at the end of the tabling of the budget by the prime minister in the Dewan Rakyat today.
Ahmad Zahid said this was because the budget not only focused on the 40 per cent in the lowest income group (B40) and the 40 per cent in the middle income bracket (M40) but even minority groups.
“We also acknowledge the deep caring attitude by the prime minister not only to the police and military, in fact, to workers in the public sector whereby those who are pregnant five months and more are allowed to go home an hour early. Surely, such aspects do not incur costs to the budget but will impact significantly on the recipients of the facility,” he said.- BERNAMA