The coming budget will emphasise on creating more job opportunities with reasonable pay to motivate the Malaysian workforce, says Lim Guan Eng.
The finance minister said it is important that every Malaysian gets equal opportunity to find a job which gives reasonable pay that commensurates with their skills.
“I believe Malaysian workers are better than foreign workers from Bangladesh and Myanmar, but you must give them the right incentive.
“There is no reason for our workers to lose out to those from Myanmar and Bangladesh, but what is lacking is perhaps the motivation and desire, which can be found through better pay,” he told Bernama in an interview.
The budget will be tabled in Parliament on October 11.