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High allocation based on needs: Anwar
Published on: Thursday, June 01, 2023
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High allocation based on needs: Anwar
“Like the water supply issue that has become a big problem in Sabah and so are the roads but other states are better, so we help spend more in Sabah because of its needs,” Anwar said. - FMT pic
Kota Kinabalu: The high allocation given to Sabah and Sarawak, especially involving the country’s annual budget, is based on the needs of the two states, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said he had been criticised by the opposition for giving higher allocation to Sabah and Sarawak compared to other states in the peninsula, but emphasised that he did this based on the need to be fair to all states.

“Fairness means putting something in its place, fairness does not mean giving equally. It’s not giving an allocation of RM1 million to Sabah and Sarawak, and then giving other states RM1 billion also, we give based on the needs of the states.

“Like the water supply issue that has become a big problem in Sabah and so are the roads but other states are better, so we help spend more in Sabah because of its needs,” he said at the Meet Anwar ceremony at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

 

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