Penang Institute, in collaboration with Research for Social Advancement (Refsa), is proud to be hosting our fourth Mandarin language forum entitled “How Much Do We Know About Budgets”. You are cordially invited to attend this forum as scheduled below:-
Date : 28 November 2016 (Monday)
Time : 8pm (Registration starts at 7.30pm)
Venue : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute
** THIS FORUM WILL BE CONDUCTED IN MANDARIN **
Budgeting is an important aspect of every government; be it local, state or federal; as it involves taxpayers’ money. Key questions of how does government intend to use public funds, whether the party in power will fulfill its election manifesto – are all answered in the government’s budget. However, budget documents are typically numbered up to thousands of pages. It not only takes up a lot of effort for the elected representatives to read and understand them; it also takes a lot of time, often weeks, to debate on its effectiveness and efficiency. How much, then, does the citizenry understand about budgets? To simply put, how do you ensure taxpayers do know how are their money spent?
This forum aims to help improve public’s understanding of government budgets – thus enabling them to comment and criticise the budget more effectively – which can eventually be transformed into a bottom up budgetary planning instead. Therefore, we have invited a number of prominent speakers, ranging from current issues’ commentator to professional analysts and elected representatives at both state and federal level, to discuss the content of the recently announced federal budgets from various perspectives.
7.30pm – Registration
8.00pm – Welcoming speech by Penang Institute
8.10pm –Panel discussion moderated by Miss Yeong Pey Jung, Penang Institute
– YB Wong Hon Wai
– YB Liew Chin Tong
– Miss Ong Wooi Leng
– Mr. Sun He Sheng
FREE ADMISSION! Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged. Kindly register your interest at this link.
For more details, please contact Daniel Teoh at 014－3092926.
7.30pm – 登记
8.00pm – 槟城研究院欢迎词
8.10pm – 主持人杨佩蓉登台开始论坛
– YB 黄汉伟
– YB 刘镇东
这是一场公开、免费的中文座谈，欢迎有兴趣的朋友踊跃出席。若有任何疑问，欢迎民众来电洽询 014－3092926 Daniel Teoh. 欲报名者，请浏览 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mandarin-forum-how-much-do-we-know-about-budgets-tickets-29564132115