MPSP 2012: A Good Deficit Budget

By Steven Sim

October 2011 FEATURE
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Maimunah Mohammad Sharif
The 2012 budget of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is a landmark in many ways. It is a deficit budget, but there are good reasons for that.In our country, if there is any attention at all paid to government budgets, they are mostly focused on the annual budget of the federal government which the Prime Minister traditionally tables in the third Parliamentary sitting of the year.State government budgets do garner some public interest. Local government budgets, on the other...

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Steven Sim

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