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Mental health allocation in Gerakan's Budget 2020 wish list

Alyaa Alhadjri

Ahead of the upcoming Budget 2020 tabling in parliament, Gerakan today revealed the party's wish list which included permanent allocations to address mental health issues among Malaysians.

Gerakan president Dominic Lau said the government should allocate a fixed amount under Budget 2020, citing figures from a 2017 study that 40 per cent of Malaysians will suffer from one mental health issue in their lifetime.

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