KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — Various parties, be it community leaders and the public, should stop questioning issues related to the Supply Bill 2021 (Budget 2021) passed today and work together to help revive the country’s economy, said an economic expert.
Putra Business School senior lecturer Assoc Prof Dr Ahmed Razman Abdul Latiff said the government now needed to focus on the implementation of all the Budget 2021 plans, besides restoring investor sentiment and attract foreign investments back to Malaysia.
“Meanwhile, the people need to help the country in its economic recovery by changing their old ways of working and increasing productivity,” he said as a guest on Bernama TV’s talkshow programme Ruang Bicara titled “Rang Undang-Undang Perbekalan 2021 Lulus: Politik Matang Demi Rakyat dan Negara” yesterday.
Another guest on the programme, Sultan Idris Education University, Department of Studies, Society and Citizenship, Faculty of Humanities senior lecturer Dr Norazlan Hadi Yaakob said the approved Budget 2021 had shown a positive impact judging by how Bursa Malaysia ended higher today.
“It doesn’t matter that Budget 2021 was passed with only a three-vote majority because even one vote is considered a win in the democratic system,” he said.
The budget, the first by the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, was passed in the Dewan Rakyat today when the Supply Bill 2021 (Budget 2021) received the majority support of MPs.
The Bill was passed by bloc vote after its third reading by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, with 111 MPs supporting,108 rejecting and one absentee.