KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — Budget 2022, with its “Keluarga Malaysia, Makmur Sejahtera” theme (A Prosperous Malaysian Family) tabled in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, does not marginalize the country’s youths said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said Budget 2022 was inclusive and covered all levels of society, involving those living in urban and rural areas as well as all races and religions.
He said this was despite the negative comments made by youths on social media claiming the government supposedly marginalized them under Budget 2022.
“The government has never and will never marginalize youths in anything announced for Malaysia, our country. Surely youths are given priority, that is why I said earlier that our country’s future depends on the youths today.
“It’s impossible for us to marginalize or sideline the youths. In the budget that was announced yesterday, there are 25 types of direct or indirect incentives for youths,” he said when launching the 2021 National Youth Day celebration today.
Ismail Sabri clarified that the budget for youths was not placed under a specific topic but could be found under the topic that covered, among others, persons with disabilities (PwD), senior citizens, and women.