The Budget Speech is NOT the Budget (Part Two)

By Steven Sim

January 2017 ODDLY ENOUGH
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Many parties, including my parliamentary colleagues and myself, have pointed out the shortcomings of our budgetary process in the past, such as Budget documents not giving us the whole picture of government spending.Other than the kind of budgetary discrepancies described in the first part of this article published last month, there are also a multitude of off-budget items – such as government expenses, debts and liabilities that hide the actual financial situation of the government, the now infamous multi-billion ringgit...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.