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Gov't seeks approval for RM7.12b supplementary budget

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT | The federal government is seeking parliamentary approval for an additional RM7.12 billion to supplement its 2017 budget.

In the Supplementary Supply (2017) Bill 2018, that was tabled for its first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, it said this is to cover “additional expenditure on the services and purposes” already specified in the 2017 Budget, but were not fully provided for.

The Bill was tabled by Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani.

The supplementary budget will cover a total of 16 items, of which the largest is a RM2.71 billion contribution to statutory funds...

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