What’s your wish list for Budget 2014? [PHOTOS]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the #Bajet2014 site on Aug 28 to encourage Malaysians to share their input and ideas for the upcoming Budget. The site allows users to agree or disagree to any ideas pitted on the site.

iMoney wades through the ideas galore and brings you the most agreed ideas according to categories.

1) Study smart

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Category: Education

The highest voted idea on the site is by user, Muhammad Hafizi Abdul Halim, posted his idea on providing assistance to teachers in public school to help them in administrative works. With teachers focus fully on teaching, the quality of education will inadvertently be raised.

265 LIKES

 

2) Everything is too expensive

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Category: Cost of living

The rising cost of living is a common concern among most Malaysians. The Government is urged to control and review the prices of housing, petrol, toll & Internet to aid Malaysians’ burgeoning burden.

242 LIKES

 

3) Give me a job

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Category: Employment

According to user shahrael, there are currently 15,000 unemployed trained teachers in the country. His suggestion to the Government is to urgently place these teaching graduates in schools to reduce unemployed teachers.

234 LIKES

 

4) I need a roof!

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Category: Housing & urban living

Many young working adults are having difficulties in purchasing their first property, especially in the urban areas. The top suggestion on the site, under the housing and urban living category is for the Government to reduce housing prices in urban areas to make them more affordable for young working adults.

159 LIKES

 

5) Boss, more housing allowance!

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Category: Public service

Civil servants have been getting RM180 a month as housing allowance. However, due to the rising property prices, it is suggested for the allowance to be increased to RM400 a month.

157 LIKES

 

6) Driving woes

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Category: Transport & infrastructure

Malaysians are thronging the site to request for an expressway between Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan to ease long distance traffic and reduce accidents.

128 LIKES

 

7) Aid for the sick

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Category: Healthcare

Due to the long queue at Government’s dialysis centres, a user suggests that discount cards to be given to kidney patients to get treatment from private hospitals and medical centres.

77 LIKES

 

8) More tax rebates

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Category: Taxation, business & finance

Increase the tax rebate to maximum of RM7,000 for unemployed spouse (currently at RM3,000), and for children under 18 to be at RM4,000 (currently at RM1,000).

64 LIKES

 

9) No hand-outs! Work for it

Category: Economic development

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Some Malaysians are asking for hand-outs, such as BR1M and smartphone rebate to be discontinued. Instead, used the budget allocated to create more job opportunities and increase quality of life.

59 LIKES

 

10) Welcome to Malaysia

Category: Culture & tourism

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Kelantanese want to make their state a tourism hub for East Coast.

27 LIKES

 

11) Handicap friendly

Category: Social welfare

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Basic food necessities, such as rice, sugar and oil, are asked to be provided to disabled Malaysians for free to ease their burden. The single disabled community is also asked to be given priority in purchasing low and medium cost housing.

26 LIKES

 

12) Limited connection

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Category: Rural development

Free Wi-Fi is suggested to be made available at flats and apartments to reduce social ills among children and youths.

23 LIKES

 

13) Let’s be known for food

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Category: Environment & agriculture

More emphasis on food safety and to boost Malaysia as a global “safe food” exporter.

12 LIKES

 

Will these wishes made by the rakyat be realised in the Budget 2014? What’s your say?

All information is obtained from http://www.1malaysia.com.my/bajet2014/ as of October 4, 2013.

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