Malaysia in Numbers @ 21 Sep 2022
Malaysians spent an estimated USD330 mil (RM1.5 bil) per year on bubble tea, translating to RM45 per capita. Read full market report here.
Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor are on the hook for a combined RM980 mil (Najib: RM210 mil, Rosmah: RM970 mil) in fines after being convicted by the court in their own respective trial. Rosmah’s lawyer claims that her fine is the “largest in Malaysian legal history”. Through thick and thin.
A prosecution witness told the court that former Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi received a total of SGD13.56 mil (RM43.69 mil) in cash over 40 months since October 2014, starting from SGD200,000 per month to as high as SGD520,000 per month for “political contributions”.
The upcoming GE15 is estimated to cost RM1 bil, which is double of the amount spent of RM500 mil in 2018.
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RM392 bil is needed as long-term solution to overcome the country’s flood problems for the next 78 years until 2100 – RM5.03 bil a year on average, estimated by the Environment and Water Ministry.
Contracts worth RM335.22 mil have been awarded to 4 companies by the federal government to supply tablets for students from B40 households in Peninsular Malaysia under the PerantiSiswa Keluarga Malaysia initiative. A total of RM450 mil was allocated under this programme.
Sarawak aims to produce RM1 bil in export value of shrimp and become a net food exporter by 2030, up from RM400 mil per year currently.
There are currently 136,000 hardcore poor families in the country, which the government plans to eliminate by end-2025. Hardcore poor is defined as a household with monthly income of RM1,169.
Some 62 operators of National Service Training Programme campsites have either gone bankrupt or in the process due to huge debts following the abolition of the programme in 2018. An estimated RM984 mil was spent on building 82 campsites in the country, averaging RM12 mil per site.
30% of 8,300 public and commercial buildings inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department across the country do not have fire certificates as required by the law.