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Rebelling MPs may force Muhyiddin to tweak Jasa allocation to secure Budget 2021

Faisal Asyraf

9 Nov 2020, 4:16 am

Updated 5 months ago

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Opposition MPs who initially indicated a willingness to support Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Budget 2021 are now weighing their options amid a controversy surrounding the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government's plan to spend RM85.5 million in order to revive the Special Affairs Department (Jasa), which previously acted as a propaganda unit.

Several opposition MPs who spoke to Malaysiakini expressed strong objections to the allocation and are now weighing how to vote but will only come to a final decision after consultation with their parties.

Others, however, said they will vote outright against the budget if the government did not abort the plan to splurge RM85.5 million on a propaganda unit during this period of the economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

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