Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is confident that the Budget 2023 be tabled on Friday will receive the support of MPs, daring the opposition to reject it.
“I believe the Budget will be well received because this budget is for the people…if the opposition does not agree with the Budget, it means the opposition does not agree with the government’s funding for the benefit of the people.
“If the Budget is not passed, in terms of emoluments, even the salaries for government employees cannot be paid, so it must be approved,” he said in Putrajaya last night.
Ismail said the government was always open and ready to receive views from the opposition on the Budget.
“However, we also expect negative comments and so on from the Opposition as usual.
“Every time the Budget is tabled, they will air their views, be it positive or negative, and we accept them. Usually, those views will be taken into account by the government,” he said.