Friday, January 1, 2010

DUN Sitting (Day Eight): DUN passes Budget 2011

(Nov 10, 2010)

THE SUPPLY (2011) Bill, 2010 and the motion to refer the Resolution of the Estimates of Development Expenditure, 2011 was passed by the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday.

Budget 2011 which was tabled by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on the first day of the DUN sitting on November 1 was passed after it was read for the third time by Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

More than 30 members of the august house participated in the debate on the Bill throughout the sitting, including members from the opposition bench before it was finally passed.

Taib, who is Minister of Finance, when presenting the budget, said that Budget 2011 was expected to generate a budget surplus of RM60 million.

It was the second meeting of the fifth session of the 16th DUN sitting, and could be the final for some members as the next state election could be called soon.

The motion to adjourn the sitting was read by Assistant Minister of Rural District Councils John Sikie Tayai.

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