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Star Wiramuda backs Sabah MPs on fair payment of special grant
Published on: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
By: Clarence Dol
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Star Wiramuda backs Sabah MPs on fair payment of special grant
Kong (left) said the payment rate announced by Anwar (right) of RM300 million was very disappointing
Kota Kinabalu: The Wiramuda Movement of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star Sabah) supports the call of several Sabah MPs who insisted the Federal Government be truly fair in the payment of the special grant to Sabah.

Its leader, Kong Soon Choi, said the payment rate announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of RM300 million was very disappointing.

“Furthermore, it is interim and why is the distribution gap so small when the amount of profit obtained by the Central Government is so large.

“We are still grappling with complex development issues.”  

Kong also questioned the payment as if it was a tradition from the previous central government and now adding flavour to the food to make it tastier.

Kong agreed with the recommendation of Sabah Finance Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun who invited all leaders to set aside political differences to ensure Sabah’s rights contained in Article 112D of the Federal Constitution are successfully claimed.

On Thursday, five Sabah MPs comprising Datuk Seri Madius Tangau (Tuaran), Datuk Jonathan Yasin (Ranau), Datuk Verdon Bahanda (Kudat), Riduan Rubin (Tenom) and Isnaraissah Munirah binti Majilis @ Fakharudin (Kota Belud) held a press conference in the Dewan Rakyat to question the issue.

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