Budget 2021 approved, MPs placed people’s welfare as priority

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KUALA LUMPUR NOV 26: The 2021 Budget had been passed at the policy stage in Parliament today and Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin expressed his gratitude to members of parliament (MP) for their support in t his important mission.

Muhyiddin said, the support has demonstrated the maturity of the MPs in placing the welfare, safety and prosperity of the people as a priority in making their decisions.

“I am very grateful that the 2021 Budget was passed by the Dewan Rakyat today and would like to convey my thanks to MPs particularly from Perikatan Nasional (PN), Barisan Nasional (BN) Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) who supported the Budget’s approval at the policy stage,” he said in a statement here today.

The Prime Minister added, this proves that the PN government listens to the people’s grievances and responsive to the views and opinions of various parties in helping the members of the public to recover and generate the country’s economy which has been badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin also appreciated the support shown by the MPs that demonstrates they upheld the decree of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who has urged the politicians to put aside politicking to enable the budget to be approved without distraction when the country is in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would like to congratulate the Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and the Ministry for their hard work in completing the winding-up for the 2021 Budget by making improvement for the welfare of the people,” said Muhyiddin.

He added, the improvements made to the Budget took into account the views of various parties including MPs who participated in the Supply Bill 2021 debate.

The Dewan Rakyat has passed the country’s biggest budget at the policy stage after 12 days of debate. The RM322.5 billion of the 2021 Budget was tabled by Zafrul on Nov.6 and that was the first time since PN took over the government from Pakatan Harapan (PH) in March 2020. –Malaysia World News

 


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