Mother of all Budgets almost ‘cooked’

Published on 21 Nov 2017 4:24:32 PM

A bloc vote to pass a ministry’s allocation under Budget 2018 at the committee stage in Parliament turned chaotic as it made the cut by a mere one vote.

The vote was called by G. Manivanan (PKR-Kapar) and Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee announced that 51 MPs voted against the allocation, as opposed to 52 who voted for.

The Opposition MPs refused to accept the Deputy Speaker’s explanation and demanded that the list be reviewed but the Dewan session continue to proceed.