PETALING JAYA: A form of understanding can be shaped between both ruling and opposition MPs to ensure that Budget 2021 will be passed, promises Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
In a live telecast on Saturday (Oct 31), Muhyiddin urged all MPs to put aside political differences to pass the Budget 2021 for the sake of the people and the country.
"A form of understanding can be created among members of parliament to enable Budget 2021 to be passed with the support of government and opposition MPs.
"I hope all MPs can put aside their political differences to ensure Budget 2021 is passed for the sake of the people and the country.
"I give my word that the Perikatan Nasional government will continue to find the best way to manage this big crisis that we are facing now. Our goal is only one, that is to win in our fight against Covid-19 and ensure the safety and welfare of the people.
"In In managing the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government is trying its best to avoid the worst effects on the country's economy which can affect the people's economy negatively.
"I know many are suffering due to retrenchment and loss of income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many businesses had to be shut down. More than 800,000 people have lost their jobs. I hear your pleas.
"The government will present Budget 2021 in Dewan Rakyat on Nov 6, with various allocations for the government agencies, aid for the people and incentives for the corporate sector to assist them to face the pandemic and restore the economy.
"God willing, in the Budget to be presented, the government will announce initiatives which will lighten the burden of the people during this difficult time," said Muhyiddin.
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