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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants the people to share their view and ideas for Budget 2014 which is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament on Oct 25.
Najib extended the invite through his blog www.1malaysia.com.my and Twitter site and said he would soon be tabling the next National Budget in his capacity as Finance Minister and that as a government elected by the rakyat (people), he believed everyone deserved a say on how the nation progressed next year.
"It gives me great pride to see that the rakyat share our vision of seeing Malaysia succeed on the world stage. Their commitment shows from the encouraging response we always receive before we table each year’s budget.
"This was most evident last year when we sorted through over 2,500 comments and suggestions taken from various social media platforms, the best of which were successfully incorporated into the 2013 Budget," he said in his latest blog entry today titled "#Bajet2014: Your Idea is Valuable".
"On the 26th of August, we will be providing a platform for the rakyat to come together and share their views on the 2014 Budget. The discussions will focus on several topics including cost of living, housing and urban living, healthcare, public safety and other issues close to the hearts of the people.
"We will continue collecting your input until the 8th of September, after which they will be sent to the Finance Ministry for consideration," he said.
Najib added that to achieve Malaysia's goal of becoming a high-income nation, everyone needed to play their part and that he was looking forward to seeing the rakyat's ideas. -- BERNAMA