Here’s the lowdown as preceived by the man on the street (hypothetically)…
COMPANIES:- Nadda (hey, why isn’t personal income tax reduced?!)
UNIVERSITIES:- Damn, i’ve missed the boat (but the uprated COLA will surely make students live the Life of Riley!).
HOUSING:- Damn, i’ve already bought my house. Plus, taking out EPF for prepayments wouldn’t auger well for retirement.
EDUCATION:- Okay, the free books and school/exam fees will help. Albeit the figures are small (great for the Education Minister(try) though… RM30BILLION to
CIVIL SERVANTS:- Ilek.
HEALTH:- Nothing (for now. only time will tell).
FACTORIES:- Zero. There goes the environment…
PUBLIC TRANSPORT:- RM12BILLION only for KL & Penang?!
ICT:- Not bad, provided employers execute. Let’s see if broadband penetration increases and the one-computer-per-household tagline is honoured.
PUBLIC SAFETY:- This is the icing on the cake, the big cahuna. Looks promising and i really do hope the initiatives get implemented.