Selangor Journal
The Parliament building of Malaysia. — Picture by BERNAMA

Parliament passes Budget 2024 at policy stage via voice vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — The Supply Bill 2024 for next year’s budget (Budget 2024) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat at the policy stage in Parliament today via a voice vote.

Earlier, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Finance Minister, wound up the Budget 2024 debate for the Finance Ministry, which was the last ministry to wind up the debate.

Budget 2024, themed ‘Economic Reforms, Empowering the People’, which Anwar presented in parliament on October 13, involves a RM393.8 billion allocation, the highest budget ever presented in Malaysia.

Of the total allocation, RM303.8 billion is for operating expenses, RM90 billion as development expenses, and RM2 billion is set aside for contingency savings.

The bill had been debated since October 16.

The debate on the bill at the committee level is scheduled for 12 days starting November 6.

— Bernama

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