KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — The 2022 federal allocation for the Prime Minister’s Department was passed in the Dewan Rakyat this evening with just a voice vote, despite the opposition’s bid to block it to protest the government’s decision to consider granting Datuk Seri Najib Razak a RM100 million property.
Opposition lawmakers seemingly failed to muster the numbers needed to call for bloc voting against the RM6 billion budget, to be channeled into the ministry that would have granted the property to the former prime minister.
DAP had on Saturday proposed that Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs call for bloc voting in Parliament against the proposed allocations for the Prime Minister’s Department.
Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the vote would act as a symbolic protest against the Cabinet’s decision to grant Najib the property and restore the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project.
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