Malaysia Budget 2019: Watch the announcement live on Facebook

The Malaysia Budget 2019 announcement is taking place at 4PM today (2nd November) and this is the first budget announcement under a new administration. If you want to catch the announcement in real-time, the Ministry of Finance has started a live stream on Facebook.


The full text and related Budget 2019 materials will be made available at http://www.treasury.gov.my/ after the announcement.

A few days ago, the Ministry of Finance Malaysia had announced that you can receive Budget 2019 updates via WhatsApp. Unfortunately, their WhatsApp number is currently facing technical difficulties due to high demand and the Ministry of Finance is trying to solve the issue as soon as possible.

If the Ministry’s WhatsApp channel doesn’t work for you, you can also watch the announcement live from their Facebook page.

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

Alexander Wong