Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has proposed certain changes to next year’s budget that he hopes the finance minister will make before it is tabled on Friday.
He said that Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders with varying views had discussed Budget 2020 at length.
“Therefore, we have made a slight change to the budget proposal.
“It is hoped that the finance minister will take into account the opinions raised and make changes to his presentation (on Friday),” he said at a press conference after the meeting, which lasted more than two hours.
When asked what the changes were, the PH chairman said: “No… I can’t tell you… It is embargoed until Friday.”
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will table Budget 2020 in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday. He has announced ahead that it is an expansionary budget aimed at boosting domestic spending and investment in the face of a gloomy world economy.