Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:41:50 GMT | By Amirul Ruslan

Pakatan Rakyat to announce opposition Budget 2013

The opposition coalition declared that they will announce a Budget at Parliament this afternoon to compete with the government Budget expected to be tabled on Friday.

Pakatan Rakyat will table their Belanjawan Alternatif, or alternative Budget, today at 2pm in Parliament, reported various opposition lawmakers.

The Opposition has stated that their Budget will be people-friendly, in an attempt to counter the likely political surge of the Government one Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak announces the national budget on Friday.

Mainstream news sources have had a flurry of cover stories about Friday's Budget announcement, speculating at the likely effects of a populist budget in terms of boosting electoral support for the Najib administration.

Analysts predict that the Budget will play an important role for the Barisan Nasional government in leading the way to dissolving Parliament and holding polls, which must happen before March next year.