Taib Believes Federal Govt Knows Sarawak’s Requirement In 2012 Budget
KUCHING, Sept 21 – Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud believes the federal government knows Sarawak’s required allocation in the 2012 Budget, which will be tabled in parliament in October.
Taib, who is also Sarawak Finance Minister, said it was not the state government’s policy to ask for a bigger allocation from the federal government as the amount for Sarawak had always been allocated according to the current need.
“We will get the budget allocation for Sarawak through the normal application,” he said when met by reporters at a get-together with Sarawak civil servants at Dewan Santapan, Petra Jaya, here, today.
In the 2011 Budget, the federal government had allocated RM6.9 billion to carry out, among others, basic infrastructure projects like providing water and electricity supply to the rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak.
In that budget, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is also Finance Minister, had also announced an allocation of RM2.1 billion to build and upgrade rural roads in the two states.