Budget to be enhanced with MOF, Cabinet views

KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2023 will be reviewed and modified, taking into account the views of the Finance Ministry (MOF) and the newly appointed unity government Cabinet, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said he would allow the MOF and members of the Cabinet to enhance the existing budget for 2023.

“I think most (of the budget) is acceptable, although many have assumed I would oppose all of the proposals. We can proceed with those that are good,” he said.

Anwar stressed that he would focus on managing the country’s economy and building investors’ confidence.

“Many investment companies from India, China, Europe and the United States have requested appointments in the coming weeks, and I will focus on generating economic growth,” he said.

The newly appointed Prime Minister chaired the unity government Cabinet’s special meeting at Perdana Putra yesterday.

It was the first meeting attended by Cabinet members after Anwar announced the new line-up consisting of 28 ministers and two deputy prime ministers. Anwar also holds the portfolio of Finance Minister.

Commenting on the budget development, Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli said the government would be tabling the budget for emoluments in the next Parliamentary sitting, while the full budget will be tabled in one or two months.

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