KUALA LUMPUR: Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the current government or “caretaker government” and the “caretaker Cabinet” will continue to function under his leadership.
“Therefore, the rakyat must not be confused (and feel) as if there is no government because the former government still remains as the ‘caretaker government’.
“In fact, even the Cabinet is still functioning as a ‘caretaker Cabinet’, excluding those who did not contest in the 15th general election or those who lost, because they are not MPs anymore,” he said in a statement.
Ismail said a special Parliament session would be held to table a budget before Dec 31 so that civil servants could be paid their salaries, if a new government had not been formed by then.
He said the special Parliament session would be a brief session with no debates and urged civil servants to remain calm and not to worry about the payment of their salaries.
“The budget must be tabled before Dec 31, to ensure civil servants can receive their salaries for January,” he said.