Can Najib’s Budget win Selangor for BN in GE14?

(MMO) – Despite announcing a slew of policies to assist urban middle-income earners, observers say the Federal Budget 2018 may not be enough for Barisan Nasional to win back Selangor in the 14th general election.

Pundits suggest that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Budget 2018, which includes the removal of two tollgates in Selangor fell short of tackling longstanding issues like stagnant wages among young professionals, corruption and a growing income disparity — key issues for a demographic which is typically anti-establishment.

Describing some provisions in the Federal Budget as “election goodies”, Penang Institute Ooi Kok Hin said the Selangor’s Budget 2018 that is expected to be tabled next week will be an interesting feature to look out for.

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