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Why debate and oversight over government spending are important

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A new law was passed recently that allows the Ministry of Finance to approve additional spending without Parliament’s permission, as long as the emergency is in force.

First, BFM looks at the usual procedures to seek approval for supplementary expenditure, and how the new law supplants the process. The discussion then moves on to the importance of debate to ensure government accountability.  

Joining in is Lim Chee Han, senior researcher at Third World Network and co-founder of Agora Society, and Iskandar Fareez, communications director of Refsa.

Produced by Tasha Fusil, Loo Juosie and Azlyna Mohd Noor

Presented by Sharmilla Ganesan and Lee Chwi Lynn

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