PETALING JAYA: IT appears that the 2013 budget will not be anything special for the Armed Forces. A slight reduction could be in the works as was done last year. Perhaps they will increase the salaries and allowances of soldiers but no extra money for procurement.
2013 BUDGET: NO ADDITIONAL SUM FOR MINDEF TO ENABLE GOVT TO FOCUS ON PEOPLE'S SOCIO-ECONOMY
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) — There will be no additional allocation
for the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in the 2013 Budget so as to give more space
to the government to focus on improving the people’s socio-economy, said Defence
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Read Here