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MP SPEAKS | Scrap Jasa's huge budget and use funds to promote unity

Lim Kit Siang

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MP SPEAKS | Scrap the RM85.5 million for reviving the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) and put the money for a special agency to promote national unity and bring Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics together as one united people to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

This is the first step to make the Budget 2021 presented by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz in Parliament last Friday into a "unity budget" in the face of Covid-19 epidemic and not one which made use of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's call for the budget to be passed as a blank cheque to achieve narrow self-interests and political mileage instead of serving national interests.

In the last two days, nearly 30,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the RM85.5 million plan to revive Jasa to be aborted...

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