Minister confirms Budget 2023 will be tabled on Oct 7


Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar says the tabling of the Supply (Budget) Bill 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat has been brought forward to October 7. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 26, 2022.

THE tabling of the Supply (Budget) Bill 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat has been brought forward to October 7, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said.

Wan Junaidi, in a statement today, said the budget would be tabled in the third meeting of the fifth session of the 14th parliament (2022), which begins on October 3.

He said according to the original calendar of parliament, the coming session of Dewan Rakyat was supposed to be for 31 days, from October 26 to December 15, while Dewan Negara was supposed to meet from December 8 to 22.

However, the session has been brought forward by 23 days under the new calendar, where Dewan Rakyat will meet for 32 days, from October 3 to November 29, and Dewan Negara, from November 21 to December 7.




“This change is because of the need for the government to amend the calendar for the third meeting to enable the tabling of the Supply (Budget) Bill 2023 to be brought forward,” Wan Junaidi said.

Apart from this, he said, it is also to enable the Supplementary Supply Bill 2022 and Fiscal Responsibility Bill to be tabled once the Supply (Budget) Bill 2023 is approved by Dewan Rakyat.

Several online media reports today said Budget 2023 would be tabled on October 7, instead of the original scheduled date of October 28.

Wan Junaidi said Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was using his power under standing order 11(2) of the Dewan Rakyat standing orders and standing order 10(2) of the Dewan Negara standing orders to bring forward the start of the session from October 26 to October 3. – Bernama, August 26, 2022.