Pakatan Harapan Suggests 6 Ideas for Budget 2021

Pakatan Harapan (PH) has made six suggestions on budget 2021 during an engagement session with Finance Minister Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz on Sunday (Nov 1).

Among the suggestions made were to increase the budget allocation for the Health Ministry to address the COVID-19 pandemic and non-communicable diseases, as well as to extend the loan repayment moratorium period until Mar 31, 2021, said People’s Justice Party (PKR) secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

PH also suggested the enhancement of social protection, security network and welfare payments to the vulnerable and the unemployed by increasing welfare assistance to RM1,000 (US$329).

It also called for wage subsidies until Mar 31 next year, as well as 600,000 jobs to be created.