KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak have been “sidelined” by Putrajaya in Budget 2022, according to former Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal.
Shafie (Warisan-Semporna) told the Dewan Rakyat the community development expenditure for all Sabah and Sarawak natives only amounted to RM10 million, whereas the Orang Asli, Chinese and Indian communities were allocated RM247 million, RM200 million and RM145 million, respectively.
“Where is the justice? To achieve prosperity in this country, the government must be fair to all states. The promises made to Sabah and Sarawak in the formation of Malaysia in 1963 must be fulfilled for the benefit of all.
“Only with the fair and just distribution of wealth and resources can we ensure harmony and prosperity,” said the Warisan president.-FMT