NCWO on the Budget 2017

Dear Members,

Please refer to the information received from NCWO on the Budget 2017.
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Re - quick scan on specific allocations for women - also reference made to some outstanding women

FULL TEXT OF BUDGET

SPECIFIC ALLOCATIONS FOR WOMEN

246. The Government is always concern on the needs of the Chinese and Indian communities. In this regard, a sum of RM50 million is allocated for the development of Chinese New Villages, a sum of RM50 million for SMEs loans through KOJADI as well as RM20 million for microcredit loans under the supervision of Malaysian Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Foundation.


253. Therefore, towards empowering Bumiputera, the Government will allocate:
Third: A sum of RM300 million to TEKUN to assist small scaled entrepreneurs to develop their businesses including a new scheme, TEMANITA, especially for women micro entrepreneurs.

287. Women are the backbone and bedrock of a nation’s development. Since days of old, warriors were not only limited males, but also females.

288. A few days ago, I met with a female warrior. She was the sole Malaysia representative who is brave, bold and determine. Together with her friends, she carried out her humanitarian mission until she was detained by the Israel regime.

289. Alhamdulillah, she has returned home safely. Let’s give a round of applause to Dr Fauziah Hassan.

290. With regard to women’s affair and to mainstream women’s role in the nation’s development, a sum of RM2 billion is allocated for programmes such as I-KIT, I-KeuNita and Women Career Comeback.

291. The Government also allocates RM30 million for women to undergo mammogram screening and receive Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cancer, for free.

292. Talking about another success story of women, let’s congratulate Ms. Lam Shu Jie. She has made a scientific breakthrough in structurally nano-engineered anti-microbial peptide polymers (SNAPPs) research at a global level. I was informed she is a studying in one of the universities in Australia.

293. To support working women who are still breastfeeding, the Government will introduce a new tax relief up to RM1,000 which is claimable for purchase of breastfeeding equipment. This relief is claimable biennially effective year of assessment 2017.

294. Further, to ease the burden of working parents, a tax relief of up to RM1,000 will be given to individual taxpayers who enroll their children aged 6 years and below, into registered nurseries and preschools, from the year of assessment 2017, benefitting 40,000 individuals.
12/11/2016, 10:02:03 AM: Omna: 291. The Government also allocates RM30 million for women to undergo mammogram screening and receive Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cancer, for free.

292. Talking about another success story of women, let’s congratulate Ms. Lam Shu Jie. She has made a scientific breakthrough in structurally nano-engineered anti-microbial peptide polymers (SNAPPs) research at a global level. I was informed she is a studying in one of the universities in Australia.

293. To support working women who are still breastfeeding, the Government will introduce a new tax relief up to RM1,000 which is claimable for purchase of breastfeeding equipment. This relief is claimable biennially effective year of assessment 2017.

294. Further, to ease the burden of working parents, a tax relief of up to RM1,000 will be given to individual taxpayers who enroll their children aged 6 years and below, into registered nurseries and preschools, from the year of assessment 2017, benefitting 40,000 individuals.


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