Opposition MPs lose bloc vote attempt to stop PM Dept's allocation

KUALA LUMPUR: An attempt by Opposition lawmakers to call for bloc voting to vote down the allocation for the Prime Minister’s Department at the committee stage of Budget 2021 has failed.

This was because 105 voted “aye” for allocations for the Prime Minister’s Department to be approved compared to 95 who voted “nay”.

Last week Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said leaders of the Opposition parties were instructed not to hold a bloc vote for Budget 2021 at the policy level.

He said this was done so MPs could study and scrutinise the overall announcement by the Finance Minister.

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