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Despite long goodies list, MP points to falling welfare spending

By Malaysiakini (7 October 2022) Despite the long list of goodies announced in Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz’s Budget 2023 speech today, Subang MP Wong Chen highlighted that the government is actually spending less on welfare and subsidies. Citing the government’s fiscal outlook for next year, Wong said the government is reducing the budget for subsidies and social assistance from RM58.9 billion this year to RM42 billion next year...