The Dewan Negara unanimously approved the Supply Bill 2022 after it was tabled for the third reading by Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Ser Zafrul.
The bill underwent three days of debate and winding up of 27 ministries after it was tabled in the house last week. Despite the focus being on managing the flood disaster, the budget is an important aspect to support the government’s efforts.
This will be the first Budget 2022 under the new Prime Minister’s administration and is the largest in Malaysia’s history at RM332 billion. A big portion will be for expenditure involving boosting the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government is setting higher allocation for healthcare and much emphasis on education.
Apart from the budget, the Dewan Negara also approved the Wildlife Conservation (Amendment Bill) 2021 which will be more responsive to combat wildlife crimes. The bill was approved by a majority voice vote after the third reading by the Natural Resources Minnister.