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
Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.
Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.