Discuss Budget with us before tabling it, PH tells Muhyiddin

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | FMT | 7:28 AM Print This Post

Pakatan Harapan has urged prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin to discuss details of Budget 2021 before tabling it in Parliament on November 6.

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil told reporters the Pakatan Harapan presidential council agreed with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that the Budget was very important for the country, which was dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, he did not confirm if PH will be supporting the Budget.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, in a statement yesterday, advised all MPs to give their support for the upcoming Budget 2021.

The King issued the statement after granting an audience to Muhyiddin for a pre-Cabinet meeting at Istana Negara yesterday morning, where the King was briefed on the Budget.

“The PH presidential council has taken note of the King’s statement advising all MPs to give their support for Budget 2021 for the welfare of the people and the recovery of the national economy that has been gravely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Budget 2021 must focus on the needs of frontline workers who are the first line of defence for Malaysians from Covid-19,” Fahmi said, reading out a statement by the presidential council.

The statement was signed by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, DAP’s secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

The presidential council also said that the Budget must also set the direction to ensure that Malaysia will continue to develop during and after the pandemic, including identifying new development strategies for the economy, while helping millions of Malaysians who have been affected by the pandemic.

They added that many of those who were near the poverty line were hoping for assistance from the Budget, saying that it should also include the interests of people who were hoping for an extension to the bank loan moratorium.

“Therefore, the prime minister must heed the King’s decree by immediately having discussions and negotiations with the opposition on the details of Budget 2021 before it is presented in Parliament on November 6.”



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