fbpx
Connect with us

News

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Calls Out Absence Of Finance Minister In #Budget2021 Debate

Published

Page 38
Source: Parlimen Malaysia & Bloomberg

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Dewan Rakyat speaker, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has noticed the absence of Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and his two deputies Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri and Mohd Shahar Abdullah during parliament proceedings even though these discussions heavily involve the debate surrounding the #Budget2021 policies.

Screenshot 536

This was said when Jelutong MP, RSN Rayer asked where the finance minister was during the Dewan Rakyat session and Speaker Azalina voiced her agreement questioning his absence.  “I agree with what Rayer said before and I believe that either the finance Minister (Tengku Zafrul) or his deputy should be here to listen to the budget debate,” said Azalina in a statement recorded by Astro Awani.

“I know everyone is busy but the budget is an important issue. However, I do not see any ministers here. Government supporters need to convey this to them,” said the Speaker at the end of yesterday’s (11 November) conference.

Perikatan Nasional Party Chairman, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim interceded and said that he was under the impression that the minister and his deputies were present at the session.

Pjimage 2020 11 06T164450.166 1

Azalina continued to stress that if the minister could not attend these crucial sessions, his deputy would have to be present in the Dewan Rakyat to hear the debate on Budget 2021.

Prior to this, Jelutong MP Rayer, raised the issue to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker and Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said there was no ruling that made it mandatory for ministers or their deputies to attend the session when the budget was being discussed.

Shouldn’t the Finance minister who oversees and announces the budget at least be present to clarify the debates and qualms other MPs might have about the crucial financial plan? What do you guys think? 

 

Also read: Tiong: Health DG Should Focus On Pandemic Prevention Instead Of Holding Press Conferences

Tiong

Source: RTM


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ft Biden Ft Biden
News3 hours ago

“It was accepted by the US President” – PM Says That Biden Understood His Speech in BM

The government and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob have been at the forefront of trying to advance the...

Feat Image Drink Driving Kl Arrested By Pdrm Feat Image Drink Driving Kl Arrested By Pdrm
News21 hours ago

Elderly 68yo Man Among 23 Individuals Arrested For Drink-Driving In KL

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) today revealed that 23 individuals have been arrested in Kuala Lumpur for driving under the...

Feat Image New Fuel Mechanism Feat Image New Fuel Mechanism
News2 days ago

“BMW can’t get the same subsidies as Kancil”, Govt To Introduce New Targeted Fuel Mechanism

Senior Minister and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has announced that the federal government is...

My Post 2022 05 20T145347.412 My Post 2022 05 20T145347.412
News3 days ago

Johor Experiences Shortage In Nurses As They Prefer Working In Singapore For Better Salaries

It appears that Johor is having a severe shortage of nurses, leading the state government to arrange for a meeting...

Ft Parlimen Ft Parlimen
News3 days ago

“Parliament proceedings are toxic & like pasar malam” – Ex Parliament Speaker Recalls His Experience

Parliament is a place intended for our representatives to debate on reforms and important issues. However, in Malaysia, there appears...

Ft India Ft India
News4 days ago

Space Debris Mysteriously Found in 3 Areas in India, Suspected to be From Chinese Rocket

Although it is rare to get hit by space debris, it appears that it is becoming a regular occurrence in...

My Post 2022 05 19T131546.749 My Post 2022 05 19T131546.749
News4 days ago

PDRM On Lookout For BMW Driver For Braking Abruptly Several Times To Purposely Bother Other Drivers

The police are currently in the process of tracking down the driver of a white BMW, after the driver was...

Ft Swallow Ft Swallow
News4 days ago

UK Single Mother Forced to Undergo Surgery After Accidentally Swallowing a Covid-19 Swab Test

We often hear of people swallowing things which they are probably not meant to, such as coins, nails and even...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY