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Anwar calls for govt to review Covid-19 allocation if it wants Budget 2021 passed

The supposed RM3 billion for the is not included in the Budget says Anwar




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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 9 — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri has called on the government to review its allocation to combat , among other points of contention, if hopes to see Budget passed by Parliament.

Among the main contentions raised by , who is PKR president, during his of Budget 2021 was the purported absence of RM3 billion for the Covid-19 .

He questioned why the purported aforementioned funds were not included as part of the RM1.3 billion that the government had allocated to combat Covid-19 in the Budget.

“The supposed RM3 billion for the vaccine is not included in the Budget. The minister said it was included, where is this RM3 billion?

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“Then we have Mosti. The Mosti minister has repeatedly tweeted every day that we received RM3 billion (for the vaccine) but where is this RM3 billion?” he questioned, using the acronym for the Ministry of , and .

Anwar was referring to , and Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who said he had informed the Finance Ministry to prepare the said amount next year to procure a vaccine for Covid-19.

He also suggested that the government channel RM19 billion from the development budget to the Covid-19 fund.

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