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By: Mr. Perry

Malaysian Budget 2015 (Supply Bill) was tabled in Parliament on 10 October 2014, debated and approved by Parliament. It should be noted that Budget 2015 was formulated based on strong economic fundamentals in 2014. 

However, the external situation, such as the falling of crude oil (petrol) prices drastically, 50 % within the last 6 months period , has impacted directly Malaysia as Malaysia is among the largest trading nations in the world.

The change in the global economic scenario warrants Malaysia to adjust its policies quickly and come up with the measures to face the challenges of the impact of falling oil prices. With this background, Najib Tun Razak as a finance minister, is dutiful and has the right to adjust the present fiscal policies and position, without affecting the agreed upon principles outlined in Budget 2015,which was tabled in Parliament on 10th October 2015. The Budget 2015 still stands and no changes in the principles approved by Parliament.

The proactive measures announced by Najib outside Parliament, including cutting operating expenditure by RM 5.5 billion, is not deemed to be considered as an ‘contempt of Parliament’ as alleged by DAP

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan delegate Tan Lai Soon has been suspended over complaints filed by party members following his speech which implied that Indians, Chinese and Malays are “pendatang” or immigrants.

“We condemn the remark made by Gerakan delegate Tan Lai Soon at the 43rd National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) Sunday,” said Gerakan deputy president Datuk Dr Cheah Soon Hai on Monday.

“It is not the party’s stand; we are all Malaysians and no Malaysian is a ‘pendatang’ or an immigrant.”

SHAH ALAM: Gerakan leaders and members who make racist remarks would be severely dealt with including given the sack, said its president Datuk Mah Siew Keong.

“If anyone in Gerakan issues a racist remark, we will take action including sacking him,” he said when delivering his presidential policy speech at the 43rd Gerakan National Delegates Conference, here, today.

Mah also proposed that Barisan Nasional component party members take the same measure to protect and strengthen unity of the people

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang is trying to seek political mileage by making criticisms based on the distorted truth by the online media regarding the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s speech during the MCA 61 AGM last Sunday, said Penang MCA deputy chief Tan Teik Ching.

“Kit Siang had accused the Prime Minister of secretly advocating the call of “you help me, I help you” after the online media had inaccurately reported Datuk Seri Najib as saying that the Chinese community