On October 7th 2011, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak proposed a RM232.8 billion budget for 2012, with goodies galore for the poor, civil servants, pensioners, policemen and even taxi drivers. Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) discusses the key points of the Budget, while he explains why one-off handouts are NOT the answer to the country’s problems, yet it is still what Malaysians expect in a pre-election Budget.

Click here to listen to the podcast of today’s interview.

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