Prime Minister Najib Razak today announced the Budget 2018 at Parliament. Below is the full speech.
“Prospering an inclusive economy, balancing between worldly and hereafter, for the wellbeing of rakyat, towards the TN50 aspiration”
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Send your blessings to our Prophet Muhammad SAW, and salute him with all respect.
Greetings, Salam Negaraku and Salam 1Malaysia to Mr Speaker Sir, members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen and all Malaysians from Northern Perlis to Tanjung Piai in the South as well as Sabah and Sarawak.
Many may have predicted that the 2017 Budget was an Election Budget.
This is expected as there were many initiatives and allocations announced for the rakyat and in the interest of the nation. However, their predictions were untrue.
Last week, our Indian friends celebrated the Festival of Lights or Deepavali. We wish Happy Deepavali to all. As Friday being an important day for Muslims, let’s celebrate together.
As such, I would call upon the rakyat to rejoice in receiving the gifts, rewards and incentives, which will be presented in this Budget, subject to a condition.
And the condition is that you follow through this presentation from the beginning to the end.
I am standing here, on this day, October 27, 2017, or 7 Safar 1439 Hijri, to bring good and happy news, which will put smiles on every face.
This good news is for all beloved Malaysians to enjoy, regardless of race and background.
It is clear that every segment of society will reap the benefits from this Budget.
Hence, on behalf of the government, let us first immerse and analyse on what I am about to present. Otherwise, you will miss the good news.
In building a civilised nation, we should always be gracious, forgive and forget.
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