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PM Najib Views Final Preparations For 2018 Budget

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today viewed the final preparations for the 2018 Budget at the Finance Ministry, here, today for its presentation tomorrow.

Najib, who is also Finance Minister, was received on arrival by officers and staff of the ministry who are involved in preparing the budget and he also visited the operations rooms.

He was accompanied by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Deputy Finance Ministers Datuk Othman Aziz and Datuk Lee Chee Leong, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah during his visit.

Usually, looking at the final preparations would be done the night before the budget presentation.

Najib is scheduled to table the 2018 Budget in the Dewan Rakyat tomorrow.

In his blog entry at, the prime minister said the 2018 Budget was a new initiative and several important announcements would be made on the budget which would benefit all Malaysians.

He said this budget would continue to be driven by the goal of addressing past problems and making Malaysia stronger and more competitive at all levels .


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