I have just unveiled the National Budget for 2010 in Parliament, which serves as the foundation for the development of a new economic model and a precursor to the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP). The budget focuses mainly in driving the nation towards a high-income economy, ensuring holistic and sustainable development, and focusing on the well-being of the rakyat. While a multitude of factors were taken into account to make this budget as beneficial as possible to Malaysia and Malaysians, it is our collective roles in ensuring successful implementation that will help produce sustainable economic growth.
For those of you who have contributed ideas and suggestions, through my blog, twitter, or other means, once again, I thank you for them. I will be away for the ASEAN summit in a few hours time, but will check back frequently to read your comments. In the meantime, you can read the budget speech here.