Pakatan to announce alternative Budget tomorrow

By  Syed Mu’az Syed Putra, The Malaysian Insider

KEPALA BATAS, Oct 2 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will unveil its alternative Budget for next year tomorrow, five days before the prime minister tables Budget 2012 in Parliament, opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said.

He said the move would allow the public to compare the economic policies of the opposition pact and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which is under pressure to tackle rising cost of living.

“The committee comprising economic experts from PAS, DAP and PKR has put together our own Budget… in great detail,” he said after attending the PAS 60th Anniversary Congress here.

PR’s Budget 2012 is expected to include income and expenditure projections, allocations for government ministries and will highlight policy differences between PR and BN.