KUALA LUMPUR – The Dewan Rakyat today passed a motion to reduce the allocation for the expansion of the Department of Special Affairs (JASA) by RM45 million, from RM81.5 million as originally provided in the 2021 Budget.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun announced that the motion was passed by a majority vote after being debated by six MPs, three each from the government and opposition bloc.
The motion was proposed by Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Abd Rahim Bakri before the commencement of the debate at the committee level of the Supply Bill 2021 for the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM).
He submitted the proposal with an amendment for an allocation of RM164,151,656,800 to RM164,106,656,800 in Clause 2 of the Supply Bill 2021.
“This amendment arises from the reduction of the amount allocated for the expansion of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia’s Jasa by RM45 million,” he said.