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A Budget by the skin of the teeth


IT was really a near miss. The all-important Supply Bill (aka Budget 2010) containing a proposed allocation of RM191.5bil scraped through the Dewan Rakyat, approved by a majority of a measly three votes – thanks to the Prime Minister and the Transport Minister rushing back from a dinner.

For MPs of both sides of the Dewan, it was a heart-stopping moment and a wake up call for every one of them that their presence at parliamentary sittings is crucial.

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