KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Barely 24 hours before the 220 Members of Parliament participate in the final voting of Budget 2021 tomorrow, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on them to vote in the interest of the nation.
“The people’s representatives who love the country should go beyond the party and self and vote for the country,” the former prime minister said at a press conference also attended by another veteran politician, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, here, today.
Tomorrow, MPs will vote for Budget 2021 at its third reading. The budget was passed at the policy stage by a voice vote on Nov 26.
Hinting that the passage of the budget may face some difficulty at the third reading, Dr Mahathir called on the MPs to come together for the sake of a stronger future of the country.
“… I hope those in Parliament will begin to think not about themselves but the nation… not what I will get but what I can contribute for the progress of the nation,” he said.