Kuala Lumpur: Barisan Nasional MP Shahidan Kassim stated that anyone who rejects the 2021 Budget is a traitor i.e they are betraying the trust of the people.
Shahidan, who is Perikatan Nasional Backbenchers Club Chairperson, said that those who will not support the Budget in the parliament will be defined as traitors, as people are waiting for the Budget.
During the debate on the Budget 2021, stated that he is suspicious that Najib, UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Razaleigh Hamzah would reject the Budget in the parliament. However, he believes they will remain loyal.
Adding that speculations are that one or two leaders from PN will not back the Budget, which would lead to the collapse of the government, although everybody is just suspicious.
He said that one’s a leader joined BN, he is with BN and if BN is supporting PN, that means they will stick with PN.
Shahidan even pledged his complete support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Budget 2021.
Earlier, Najib had said that BN would only support the budget if contributors are allowed to withdraw RM10,000 from the Employee Provident Fund, and the loan moratorium was extended by six months.
Several other political leaders have also voiced their demands. Meanwhile, Annuar Musa warned MPs, those who are planning to vote against the Budget.