KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat has passed Budget 2021 despite two attempts for bloc voting called by Opposition lawmakers.
Opposition MPs called for bloc voting at the committee stage and after the third reading for Budget 2021, with 111 MPs voting aye and 108 nay in both instances. Only one MP was absent from voting.
The bloc vote was called by Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PH-Pokok Sena) after Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz gave a third reading on Budget 2021 in Parliament on Tuesday (Dec 15).
Budget 2021, at RM322.5bil, is the largest budget in Malaysian history.
The allocations for all 27 ministries were passed after gruelling debates and several attempts for bloc voting by the Opposition.
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