The tabling of Budget 2023 is set to be on Oct 7, three weeks earlier than originally scheduled, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
The government previously had set Oct 28 for the budget tabling, as scheduled in the Parliament’s calendar.
In a statement on Friday (Aug 26), Wan Junaidi said the budget will be tabled during the third session of the 14th Parliament session, which will begin on Oct 3.
The prime minister has exercised his power under Rule 11 (2) of the Standing orders and Rules of Dewan Rakyat, said Wan Junaidi, adding that the changes made were following the need by the government to amend the calendar to allow for the tabling of the budget earlier.
According to him, the upcoming Dewan Rakyat meeting was supposed to take place for 31 days from Oct 25 to Dec 15, while the Dewan Negara meeting was initially scheduled from Dec 8 until Dec 22.
“The new schedule proposed will be between Oct 3 until Nov 29 for the Dewan Rakyat (32 days), and Nov 21 until Dec 7 (11 days) for the Dewan Negara, 23 days earlier than originally scheduled,” he added.
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