Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad: Even if Budget 2021 is not approved, civil servants can still get salaries

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PETALING JAYA: In the event that Budget 2021 is not affirmed, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad states, respectful workers will still be paying their pay scales.

 The former chief said that it is unfaithful to oppose Budget 2021, that respectful staff and frontliners will not earn salaries, pensions and remittances. A talk on the budget tabled in October did not go forward when I was prime minister in 1999 when Parliament was torn up for the 10th general election in November of that year.

When the election was over, Dewan Rakyat endorsed the government with the modern order to get two or three months of government consumption allowance, thus keeping up for the February 2000 Special Budget Meeting,” he said in an explanation on Friday (Nov 20). “

Dr. Mahathir said the assignment ensured that there were constant authoritative expenses and that wages, annuities, and remittances were not impaired for polite hirelings.

The clause also contained fees either to ministries or to boost the health of the people for such extra allocations,’ he said.

On 15 November, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz reported that if the 2021 budget was not accepted by Dewan Rakyat, the government would not be able to meet its obligations, including paying the salaries of civil servants and assistance to frontline operators.

The declaration is aimed squarely at stopping MPs from doing their obligation to ensure that the budget is in the interests of the people and not in the political interests of the governing party,’ said Dr Mahathir, who is also Langkawi’s MP.

He said that it will be blamed on MPs who condemn the 2021 budget for supposedly causing misery for persons and civil servants.

If it is the position of finance ministers and government officials, it means that, considering the fact that there are major weaknesses in the budget, members of Parliament ought to offer a ‘blank check’ and vote for the adoption of the budget,’ he said.

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