Finance Ministry asks for extra RM4bil to cover expenses in Supplementary Supply Bill (updated)


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  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry has tabled a Supplementary Supply (2018) Bill 2019, asking for more than RM4bil to cover expenses.

The Supplementary Supply Bill, tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, requested a total of RM4,133,360,760 from the Consolidated Fund for additional expenditure on services and expenses.

According to the Bill, the government is seeking the additional budget for various ministries.

It also includes contributions to Statutory Funds and the Public Services Department.

Among the largest sums sought is for the Contribution to Statutory Funds amounting to RM1,922,069,620.

Also seeking additional funds are the Health Ministry (RM705.6mil), Home Ministry (RM513.9mil), Education Ministry (RM300mil) and the Prime Minister's Department (RM215mil), among others.

This story has been amended to correct some figures.

 

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