Budget 2021: Dr Wee questions Opposition's silence as Agriculture and Food Ministry's allocations passed with simple voice vote

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan’s continued failure to derail Budget 2021 has been highlighted by Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who questioned why Opposition remained silence after allocations for the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry were passed with a simple voice vote in Parliament.

The Transport Minister noted that Opposition MPs did not call for a bloc vote to pass allocations for the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry in Parliament as they said they would, despite the presence of top leaders in the House on Wednesday (Dec 2).

“Pakatan figures such as Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Mohamad Sabu and Tan Kok Wai are in the House, while Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir are also present.

“The moment it was passed and there were no bloc votes, Dr Mahathir and Mukhriz exited the House right away. I was perplexed seeing it. Is it yet another coincidence? Mohamad Sabu is also very quiet, there isn’t any shouting, ” the Ayer Hitam MP said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

The MCA president had previously chided the Opposition after its MPs said that a bloc vote would be called for every ministry at the committee stage in Parliament this week.

To date, the allocations for six ministries – Agriculture and Food Industries, Prime Minister’s Department, Finance, National Unity, Foreign and Plantation Industries and Commodities – have been passed at the committee stage.

There are allocations for 21 more ministries that will go through the committee stage until the current Parliament meeting ends on Dec 15.

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