BUDGET 2024 has been passed at the committee stage with a voice vote in the Dewan Rakyat.
A total of 25 days were allocated for debates on the government’s spending plan.
Budget 2024 was tabled for first reading by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on Oct 10.
It was tabled for second reading on Oct 13 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The last two ministries to wind up the debates at the committee stage were the Education and Higher Education.
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.
In February, Anwar presented a revised Budget 2023 amounting to RM388.1bil.