Zafrul: Govt will consider Harapan’s budget proposal

(Bernama) – Suggestions made by Pakatan Harapan leaders during an engagement session yesterday will be taken into consideration in the best interest of the rakyat and the nation, said Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.

He said the two-hour discussion focused on several key areas, namely healthcare, education, public wellbeing and the strengthening of the business sector, as well as entailed six key proposals.

“I also shared with them the economic challenges faced, as well as what MOF (the Ministry of Finance) has in mind for Budget 2021. I thank the Harapan delegation for sharing their diverse views and experiences,” Tengku Zafrul said on his Facebook page.

The delegation from Harapan consisted of PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and nine other representatives.

Earlier, Tengku Zafrul also held separate sessions with representatives from Umno, PAS and Gabungan Parti Sarawak on Budget 2021.

Budget 2021 is scheduled to be tabled in the Parliament this Friday.