The federal budget has a direct impact on everyone in the country. The federal budget, or belanjawan negara, is one of the key drivers of Malaysia’s development.
The annual budget announcements have always been followed by discussion and analysis from the media, academicians, corporates, as well as politicians. A federal budget is significant as an indicator of economic outlook and the government’s political intention. More importantly, it is a commitment from the government to develop the country and benefit the rakyat.
Given the federal budget is deeply interconnected with our lives, how can we as citizens hold the government accountable in preparing and executing the budget? How can we keep ourselves informed of the federal budgets? With these questions in mind, IDEAS embarked on Pantau Belanjawan to provide insights on different topics with interactive charts based on previous federal budgets, to help citizens understand the federal budget in an easy way.
Learn about different topics related to the federal budget here: