Press statement by Dato' Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad - in conjunction with the release of Malaysia's 2022 national budget
The National Budget 2022 is aimed at rebuilding Malaysia steadily as we recover from the pandemic. It rightly focuses on helping individuals and businesses regain their footing by continuing to provide support even as the economy improves. This remains necessary as they still need considerable help. The government’s initiatives on addressing the climate change issues and other sustainability-related measures are timely and I am glad that the banking sector remains in a position to play its key role in the rebuilding efforts. There is every reason to be optimistic about the future as the building blocks are in place.