PH ‘no choice’ but to support Budget 2023

This is despite the fact that doing so would put Barisan Nasional in a positive light.

(MalaysiaNow) – Political analysts say that opposition pact Pakatan Harapan (PH) may have no choice but to support the budget for 2023, tabled in the Dewan Rakyat last week, even though this would place Barisan Nasional (BN) in a positive light.

Speaking to MalaysiaNow, they said PH could not afford to risk the dissolution of Parliament if the budget fails for a lack of support.

Mazlan Ali of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia said PH support for the budget would also stem from the memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked with the government last year.

“PH will not do anything that goes against that agreement,” he said, citing the advantages gained from the consensus including the anti-party hopping law which recently came into effect.

“I believe PH will support this budget in order to ensure that several other bills are also passed.”

The 2023 budget, presented by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz on Oct 7, had allocated RM372 billion for the year ahead.

Amanah’s Pulai MP, Salahuddin Ayub, said it could be considered as “goodies” for the general election widely expected to take place in the near future.

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