Malaysia's Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng speaks during the 2019 budget meeting on Friday. Photo: AP Photo

Malaysia’s new government sets bigger budget for next year, with priority on education and entrepreneurs

  • Over 19 per cent of total budget allocated for education, with defence budget slashed by over 10 per cent
  • Budget deficit will be pushed to the highest in five years, with reliance on oil revenue from state oil company Petronas
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Malaysia's Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng speaks during the 2019 budget meeting on Friday. Photo: AP Photo
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