Budget 2021: Support shown reflects maturity of MPs, says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The support shown for Budget 2021 that enabled it to be passed at the policy stage is a testimony of the Members of Parliament’s maturity in prioritising the welfare, safety and well-being of the people over other matters.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the backing for the nation’s biggest and most important budget will now allow the government to implement next year’s spending plans in an orderly and smooth manner.

"Alhamdulillah, I am grateful because Budget 2021 was approved by the Dewan Rakyat today. I would like to thank all the MPs, especially the members of Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), ” he said in a statement Thursday (Nov 26).

After two weeks of debate and four days of winding-up sessions by the relevant ministers at the Dewan Rakyat, the Supply Bill or Budget 2021 was passed at the policy stage today.

It was approved with a majority voice vote after attempts by several MPs to initiate bloc voting failed when only 13 MPs stood up, less than the required 15.

The budget, the first by the Perikatan Nasional government, was tabled by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz on Nov 6 and 82 MPs spoke during the debate from Nov 9 to 19.

An allocation totalling RM322.5bil was proposed under the budget, making it the biggest ever in the country’s history, mainly to help the government to handle and cushion the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the people and the country.

Muhyiddin said the stand taken by the MPs proved that they upheld the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s decree for politicking to be set aside to allow the budget to be approved without interruption, particularly when the nation was battling with Covid-19.

He also congratulated Tengku Zafrul and the Finance Ministry who had worked hard to complete the winding-up of Budget 2021 with improvements for the welfare and well-being of the people.

"These improvements have taken into account the views of various parties including Members of Parliament who participated in debates on the Supply Bill 2021," he said.

The Prime Minister said the Perikatan government was always open to views and criticisms.

It also showed that the government listened to the people's grievances and was responsive towards views on measures needed to revive the country's economy which had been badly affected by the pandemic, Muhyiddin added.

"Let us hope that Budget 2021 will be a catalyst to improve the lives of the people and the country," he said. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Muhyiddin , Budget 2021 , Perikatan


Did you find this article insightful?


58% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Police in Labuan hand out RM1,000 compounds to 41 people for MCO violations
Covid-19: Apollo Market in Penang ordered to close from Monday (Jan 18)
No Thaipusam celebrations in Ipoh this year to comply with CMCO
Sabah flood victims want better flood mitigation plans for the future
Ampang Jaya OCPD urges public not to take advantage of leeway given to exercise during MCO
Cops issue 14 compounds in Butterworth on Saturday (Jan 16) for MCO breaches
KL parks allowed to open after NSC approval, says Annuar Musa
Umno deputy president says health emergency more appropriate for current situation
RM201mil worth of drugs seized, Johor cops say biggest drug haul yet
Covid-19: Compounds to come from Monday (Jan 18) in Sibu, say cops

Stories You'll Enjoy