Special Cabinet Meeting to Boost Covid-19 Fight, Doubts About Budget Being Tabled

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As ministers huddled at a special Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the tabling of Budget 2021 in Parliament has been put into question.

At the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Friday (Oct 23) morning, the Cabinet also discussed various options to boost the fight against Covid-19, including exploring the introduction of a specific law to curtail the surge of infections, sources said.

“We were told there that expenditures will be allocated according to need,” said one source.

However, he said there is no official notification on this yet.

Among others present at the unprecedented meeting were Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun, Armed Forces Chief Tan Sri Affendi Buang, and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The meeting started at 9.30am and concluded just before 1pm. – The Star