Friday, September 28, 2012

BUDGET 2012 -SOME INTERESTING FACTS AND FIGURES


          

"ONE AND A HALF MONTHS BONUS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS"




Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M)
  • RM500 cash for households with combined income of RM3,000 or less
  • RM250 cash for unmarried individuals who are 21 and above and earning RM2,000 and below





Crime
  • RM591 million for crime prevention
  • 1,000 motorcycles for the police neighbourhood patrol unit.
  • Additional 10,000 volunteer police
  • 496 CCTV in 25 local councils
  • RM10,000 grants for neighbourhood associations for patrols
  • New uniforms for 300,000 Rela members
  • Incentives for companies that install security systems
  • Additional 150 staff for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
  • RM20 million for legal aid





Education and labour
  • RM1 bil to improve school infrastructure
  • RM1.2 bil for pre-schools under government programmes including Permata
  • RM10,000 launching grants for private pre-school operators
  • Five-year tax holiday and building allowance for pre-school operators
  • Six pilot pre-schools for the disabled
  • RM3.7 bil for vocational training
  • Additional allocation of RM500 million for training of teachers in core subjects: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Science and Maths
  • Free health checks, twice a year, for Perkeso members

*RM38.7bil to improve quality of education in the country with an additional RM500mil to training teachers in the core subjects of English, Bahasa Malaysia, Science and Maths.


*Tax-free incentives and grants for setting up of new nurseries and kindergartens. RM1.2bil allocation for pre-school development

*Total of 1bil to upgrade schools - RM400mil for national schools, and RM100mil each for Chinese, Tamil, mission, religious, boarding schools and MRSM

*RM1bil fund to be set up to help bumiputra SMEs to increase their equity share in the economy

*Minimum pension to be increased to RM820 for those who had served govt for at least 25 years. More than 50,000 pensioners afftected.

*Government will establish the Graduate Employability Taskforce with an allocation of RM200mil to strengthen employability of unemployed graduates under Graduate Employability Blueprint by end-2012

*The Government will allocate RM440 million to the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK), to provide loans for trainees to undergo skills training


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