New emergency law allows govt to tap kitty without scrutiny

Modified 31 Mar 2021, 8:02 am

A new law has allowed the prime minister, chief minister or menteri besar to pass a supplementary budget or use consolidated funds without going through the legislature as long as the emergency is in force.

This meant that the Federal Treasury, menteri besar or chief minister can expand the budget or tap their respective consolidated funds without approval from lawmakers...

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