Dewan Rakyat passes 11th budget through committee stage

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Dewan Rakyat passes 11th budget through committee stage
Dewan Rakyat passes 11th budget through committee stage

PARLIAMENT | The Dewan Rakyat has passed two more ministries' budgets at the committee stage with voice votes.

They are for the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, and the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry.

The Lower House appeared to have a low attendance when the votes were called.

For the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry, only one MP can be heard voicing an objection.

However, Dewan Rakyat speaker Azhar Azizan Harun marked this as the vote passing "unanimously" (sebulat suara).

Earlier, the government succeeded in passing the budget for the International Trade and Industry Ministry with a bloc vote.

The government has passed eleven ministries' budgets this week.

Four budgets have passed with a bloc vote, and seven with voice votes.