Call for new ideas for Budget 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said his administration has to "listen to everybody who has ideas" and even "plagiarised" proposals in the recent Budget presentation.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said his administration has to "listen to everybody who has ideas" and even "plagiarised" proposals in the recent Budget presentation.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Malaysia is willing to risk failure with controversial new ideas presented in Budget 2019 in a bid to overcome the financial, developmental and administrative problems for the government, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Speaking to The Straits Times on Tuesday, Tun Dr Mahathir said his administration has to "listen to everybody who has ideas" and even "plagiarised" proposals in the historic Budget presentation, the first after a change of government.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Call for new ideas for Budget 2019'. Print Edition | Subscribe