KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 167 MPs took part in the political-level debate on the Supply Bill 2023 at the Dewan Rakyat, which ended yesterday.
The six-day debate began on February 27 after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim presented the 2023 budget in his capacity as finance minister on February 24.
Before the session adjourned at around 10.40pm, Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Ramli Mohd Noor thanked all MPs who had taken part in the debate.
According to Parliament’s timetable, Dewan Rakyat’s session will continue with the two-day closing session for each ministry starting tomorrow.
Among the issues raised during today’s debate session was a reminder from Mohd Sany Hamzan (PH-Hulu Langat) to the PM to ensure the 2023 budget is not affected by leaks.
He said the government needs to ensure planned allocations are communicated transparently and directly to the people.
“Let’s have no leaks, embezzlement, breach of trust, corruption and most importantly, let’s the grants go to the people who have been suffering from economic, health and political crises for three years,” said Mohd Sany.
Meanwhile, Lee Chean Chung (PH-Petaling Jaya) called on the government to start developing the aging economy, stating that Malaysia is expected to be an aging nation by 2030, where 15 percent of the population will be aged 60 and over .
“This must be supported by public transport facilities and sustainable infrastructure for the elderly to ensure their quality of life,” he said.
He suggested that the government should broaden the previous concept of franchised buses or mini-buses by involving private entrepreneurs with an interest in the transport industry. – Bernama
https://www.thesundaily.my/home/167-mps-participated-in-the-supply-bill-2023-debate-IE10721832 167 MPs took part in the debate on the 2023 Supply Act