KUALA LUMPUR: The Budget 2024 has been passed at the committee stage with a voice vote in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Nov 27).
A total of 25 days were allocated for debates on Budget 2024 which was tabled for first reading by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on Oct 10.
It was tabled for the second reading on Oct 13 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The last two ministries to wind up debates at the committee stage were the Education Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry.
Themed "Reformasi Ekonomi, Memperkasakan Rakyat" (Economic Reform, Empowering People), Budget 2024 involves an allocation of RM393.8bil with RM303.8bil for operating expenditure and the remaining RM90bil for development expenditure, with RM2bil in contingency savings.
This is the second budget presented by Anwar, who is also Finance Minister, since the formation of the unity government in November 2022.