By Lim Guan Eng
It's a budget for the BN cronies
MP SPEAKS The 2013 Budget is seen as a handout and goodies-laden budget put forth with the intention to ‘buy' the votes of the Malaysian public in the run-up to the next general election.
The unprecedented scale and scope of the handouts announced shows that BN is scared and running nervous that the voters are fed up with its 55 years of mismanagement and corrupt rule.
The 2013 Budget seems to have allocated a large sum of money to be distributed to the people, through programmes such as BR1M 2.0, book vouchers for college students, vouchers for primary and secondary school students and smartphone rebates for young people.
However, the amount that will be given out to cronies - and that which will be wasted through corruption - far surpasses this amount...