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Why Debate And Oversight Are Important For Government Spending

Dr Lim Chee Han, Senior Researcher, Third World Network and Co-Founder of Agora Society | Iskandar Fareez, Communications Director, REFSA

01-Apr-21 18:00

Why Debate And Oversight Are Important For Government Spending

We take a closer look at the new law passed yesterday, which allows the Finance Ministry to approve additional spending without Parliament's permission, as long as the Emergency is in force. First, we look at the usual procedures to seek approval for supplementary expenditure, and how the new law supplants the process. Then, we discuss the importance of debate to ensure accountability on the part of the government.

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Produced by: Tasha Fusil, Loo Juosie, Azlyna Mohd Noor

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn


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