Selangor Journal

Defence ministry seeks one pct GDP as its annual budget

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu during the tabling of the Defence White Paper at the Dewan Rakyat on December 2, 2019. — Picture by MOHAMAD SABU OFFICIAL

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Ministry of Defence has been applying an annual allocation of at least one per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the ministry during each year of the national budget.

Its minister Mohamad Sabu (pic) said it was to ensure the future needs and expenses of the ministry were sufficiently met.

“We also will ask for more under the 12th and 13th Malaysia Plans,” he told a news conference after tabling Defence White Paper (DWP) at the Dewan Rakyat here yesterday.

On the DWP, he said it was a public document that could be accessed by the people and contained new defence policy to among others protect the interest of the country for the 2020-2030 period.

DWP aims to encourage people from all walks of life to share the responsibility in defending the country.


— Bernama

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