18 Juni 2012

Government Requests Additional RM13.7 Billion

18 Juni 2012

Government requests additional RM210 million (66.5 million US Dollar) for the Defence Ministry (photo : Militaryphotos)

Parliament : RM 13.7 Billion Supplementary Supply Bill Tabled

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has tabled a RM13.79 billion Supplementary Supply Bill 2012 to seek an additional operating expenditure.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Dr Awang Adek Hussin tabled the Bill for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.

The allocation is meant to cover operating costs incurred by 14 ministries, Treasury General Services, the Election Commission (EC), Treasury and the Prime Minister's Department (JPM).

Of the sum, the largest amount will be allocated to the Treasury General Services (RM11.2 billion), followed by the Works Ministry (RM446 million), and the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (RM404 million).

This is followed by the EC (RM360 million), the Home Ministry (RM353.5 million), the Defence Ministry (RM210 million), the Education Ministry (RM195 million) and JPM (RM112.9 million).

This is on top of an allocation of RM232.8 billion for the 2012 Budget approved last year.

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