Tengku Zafrul: Have no fear, govt has provision to implement Budget 2023

THE people need not worry about the RM372.3 billion allocation in Budget 2023, which is the largest in the country’s history, because the government has the provision to implement it, said Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (picture).

He said every budget planned by the government is based on the projected annual revenue that the country is expected to receive in that year.

“That is our revenue projection. If we do not have money, the market has crashed and the ringgit has fallen, look at what is happening in the UK.

“If the people are not confident of Budget 2023, especially the financial market and the investors, then obviously we will know by now. But there isn’t (any of that), right?” he told reporters after the launch of the Karnival Usahawan dan Koperasi Keluarga Malaysia Negeri Selangor in Puncak Alam, Selangor, today.

The ceremony was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“People do not need to worry because any budget prepared in 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023 has the provision by the government to be implemented,” he said.

Tengku Zafrul was also asked if Budget 2023, which he presented on Oct 7, 2022, would have major changes if it were tabled after the 15th General Election.

“It depends on the Cabinet. If we win, we will definitely present this or even better,” he said. — Bernama