Dr M says difficult to support agriculture allocations without explanation on poverty eradication

Published on 2 Dec 2020 3:36:54 PM

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it would be difficult for him to support allocations for the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry without a proper explanation on poverty eradication.

While congratulating the government on increasing the ministry's allocation from RM500mil to RM1.444bil under Budget 2021, the Langkawi MP said that it was crucial to implement plans to overcome poverty among farmers and fishermen.

The Langkawi MP said this when debating Budget 2021 at the committee stage in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Dec 2).

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