State budgets 2013: The Last For Now

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IT WAS A fairly significant moment when the Selangor and Penang Pakatan state governments tabled and passed their final budgets of their first five-year term in power for the year ahead. It was an opportunity to showcase the success stories of the respective states over the last five years, and to set out plans for the future – in the hopes that voters will continue to place their trust in the same parties.

FINANCIAL HEALTH: Both states placed a similar emphasis on achieving financial health. Penang projected an increase in revenue as high as 83.6% in 2013 compared to RM385.9mil in 2012.


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