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How Will Malaysia Pay For Its Gargantuan Budget?

Wellian Wiranto, Economist, OCBC Bank

09-Nov-20 08:47

How Will Malaysia Pay For Its Gargantuan Budget?

At a gargantuan RM322.5 billion, Budget 2021 is Malaysia’s biggest spending plan on record, aimed at staving off the Covid-19 crisis and supporting economic recovery.

However, its affordability, optimistic assumptions on government revenue and a widening fiscal deficit that is estimated at -5.4% of GDP for 2021, remain material impediments to an effective implementation.

Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank, discusses.

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