Putrajaya seeks extra RM2b for spending with supplementary supply Bill

The Public Services Department will receive RM287 million and the Health Ministry, RM200 million. — File pic
The Public Services Department will receive RM287 million and the Health Ministry, RM200 million. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Putrajaya today tabled a supplementary supply bill to augment its Budget 2015 by an additional RM2.2 billion, some two months after the prime minister revised this.

The Bill was tabled for the first reading after question time today by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong.

The bulk of the requested amount — RM1.2 billion — will be channelled to the Treasury’s consolidated fund, while the Education Ministry will be allocated with RM428 million

The Public Services Department will receive RM287 million and the Health Ministry, RM200 million.

The Federal Territories Ministry and the Home Ministry will respectively get RM34 million and RM26 million.

Last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tabled a budget of RM273.9 billion, an increase of RM9.8 billion from 2014.

He revised this in January following a sharp drop in global crude oil price and the devastating flood that ravaged the east coast states in the country.

Despite announcing cuts to operating expenditure that could trim RM5.5 billion from government spending, Najib maintained that allocations for development totalling RM48.5 billion will be maintained.

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