The government should revise Budget 2022 so that it is fairer to all races, Subang MP Wong Chen said.
“The way the budget was presented looks like it is racially lopsided,” the Subang lawmaker said during the Budget debate in the Dewan Rakyat today.
“Is this Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s hidden agenda?”
Wong said although the Covid-19 epidemic does not discriminate, the division of resources appears otherwise.
“How is it that this Keluarga Malaysia budget has allocated billions to Malays and Bumiputera but just millions to the Chinese and Indians?
Wong said the government should try to narrow the income gap regardless of race.
“The government has to be more responsible when allocating funds. It is not logical to give more help to rich tycoons such as Syed Mokhtar Albukhary while there are not enough funds for the Chinese woman dishwasher or the Indian despatch rider,” said the PKR leader.
The RM332 billion Budget 2022 allocated RM290 million to improve infrastructure in Chinese new villages and RM145 million to the Indian community for socio-cultural economic programmes under the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit. – TMI