'Ordinance bypassing Parliament for budget an affront to accountability'

Modified 1 Apr 2021, 8:44 am

The Federal Constitution provides enough flexibility for the government to utilise public funds for emergency situations, said the Institute for Democracy and Economy Affairs (Ideas).

Thus, there was no need for the new ordinance allowing the federal and state governments to expand the budget without parliamentary oversight, which Ideas said was an "affront to public accountability".

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