KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Dewan Negara approved today the Supply Bill 2023 (Budget 2023) without amendments via a majority voice vote.
The bill provides a total allocation of RM388.10 billion, with RM289.1 billion for operating expenditure and RM99 billion for development expenditure, including RM2 billion in contingency savings.
The bill was approved after a third reading by Deputy Finance Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong.
A total of 50 Dewan Negara members took part in the debate which started on March 29.
On March 28, Dewan Rakyat approved the bill, also through a majority voice vote.