Budget 2017: Dewan Rakyat passes Supply Bill at policy level

Nov 8, 2016
Najib Razak tabling the Budget 2017 supply bill yesterday at Parliament ... (File Pic).
Najib Razak tabling the Budget 2017 supply bill yesterday at Parliament … (File Pic).

The Dewan Rakyat yesterday passed the Supply Bill 2017 at the policy level through bloc voting with 117 Members of Parliament voting in favour, 70 against, while 11 others abstained.

The bill tabled by Prime Minister Najib Razak on Oct 21, was debated for six days beginning Oct 24, before the winding up at the ministerial level for three days.

The bill, which seeks to provide a total of RM260.8 billion for government spending in 2017, is scheduled to be debated at the committee level beginning today.

Source: Bernama

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