Key Highlights

  • Four tolls abolished

    Four tolls abolished in Selangor, Kedah, Johor. Federal Highway will be completely free from Jan 1, 2018.

  • Lower income tax

    Lower income tax for those making RM20k to RM70k.

  • Civil servant handout

    RM 1,500 for each civil servant next year. RM750 for retired civil servants.

  • No BR1M increase

    BR1M payment of RM1,200 to be maintained.

  • Bumiputera empowerment

    More than RM3.5 billion allocated, mainly for scholarships and training schemes.

  • More PTPTN flexibility

    More flexibility for PTPTN repayment for students from B40 households.

  • Allowances for senior citizens and disabled

    Senior citizens and disabled persons allowance increased to RM350 and RM100 respectively.

  • No GST for gov't services

    Local government services exempted from GST.

  • Rental income tax cut

    50% tax cut on rental income up to RM2,000 a month.

  • Agricultural boost

    RM 6.6 billion for farmers and fishermen, including infrastructure and handouts.

  • Perks for GLC staff

    Among the perks are higher profit shares, flexible benefits and work arrangements.

  • Beefed-up security forces

    Budget boost to combat extremism; more homes to be built for police and military.

  • Kiddie trust account

    Children born between 2018 and 2022 to be given RM200 trust account via PNB.

  • Tax-free Pulau Pangkor

    Pulau Pangkor declared tax-free zone.





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