Malaysia Budget 2019: Here’s how to get live updates via WhatsApp

UPDATE: The Ministry of Finance is facing difficulties with their WhatsApp number. Here’s where you can get live updates from the Budget 2019 announcement.

The 2019 budget (#Belanjawan2019) will be tabled in Parliament this Friday and there is a concerted effort by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance to make sure that the public gets information about the budget straight from the horse’s mouth. In addition to the event being broadcasted live on national TV, there will also be a live broadcast on FB. On top of that, you can also get direct updates from MOF via WhatsApp.

Saluran Whatsapp khas #Belanjawan2019Dapatkan maklumat terkini Belanjawan 2019 melalui aplikasi Whatsapp. Hanya…

Posted by Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia on Isnin, 29 Oktober 2018

To enable updates for Budget 2019, just send a message “Hello MOF” to 011-1000 3001 on WhatsApp. You can also click this link to subscribe immediately.

#Belanjawan2019 is expected to be a mixed bag of measures that aims to tackle issues like home ownership on one hand while on the other economists are saying that the public shouldn’t expect tax cuts or reliefs as the government cannot afford it.

Whatever the case may be, you can be sure that you will be getting the latest info from MOF via WhatsApp.

Budget 2019 Higlights

Streaming and other online-based services subject to tax from 1 Jan 2020
MDEC Gets RM10 million to develop e-Sports in Malaysia
Consumers encouraged to monitor prices of goods with Price Catcher app
Government to set standards for sale of bitcoin and token exchanges in Malaysia
RM1 billion allocation for National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
RM3 billion fund under Malaysia Development Bank for development of robotics and AI
Prasarana to introduce monthly unlimited-ride passes from RM50/month