Now Reading
Prime Minister To Make Sudden Announcement Amidst GE15 Rumors

Prime Minister To Make Sudden Announcement Amidst GE15 Rumors

Ismail Sabri’s Budget 2023 has yet to be passed, but previously in 1999 an election was held despite Budget 2000 not yet having been passed.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

Subscribe to our new Telegram channel for the latest updates and stories.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob will address the country shortly amidst rumours that Parliament will be dissolved to make way for a General Election.

The address was announced on his social media and is scheduled to take place at 3pm today, Monday (10 October) despite the 2023 Budget having yet to be passed in Dewan Rakyat.

Last Friday, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz tabled the 2023 Budget in Dewan Rakyat, announcing an allocation of RM372.3 billion, an increase of RM40.2 billion compared to the previous year, making it the biggest budget so far in the nation’s history.

Due to the timing of the dissolution, Budget 2023 will be the second budget tabled by the Malaysian government that will only be voted on by MPs after a general election is called.

Similarly, Budget 2000 was also passed after the 1999 General Election was called.

The budget was tabled on 29 October 1999 but the Parliament was dissolved on 11 November, while the election was held on 29 November the same year. Budget 2000 was only re-tabled on 25 February 2000.


Share your thoughts on TRP’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

© 2021 The Rakyat Post. All Rights Reserved. Owned by 3rd Wave Media Sdn Bhd