Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says there is nothing new in the budget
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was disappointed with Budget 2009, saying there was "nothing new" in it.
He also took exception to the fact that this year's budget is a deficit one.
"For an oil-producing country, it is an exceptional case for Malaysia to continue to register a deficit. It is understandable for a country that has no resources, but not this country."
He said the incentives given to Sabah and Sarawak as well as the poor would not help them in the long run.