Kota Kinabalu: Parti Warisan Sabah Vice President Datuk Junz Wong expressed his astonishment by the allocation for DBKL compared to Sabah, as DBKL alone being allocated RM2.89 billion by the Federal Government.
He pointed out Federal Government allocates RM5 Billion to Sabah in 2019 budget, while DBKL alone almost got two third from the figure allocated to Sabah.
“Try to imagine the whole Sabah was only allocated RM5 billion while DBKL alone has been allocated RM2.89 billion for its development in 2019. Does it reflect the importance and status of Sabah being omitted?” said YB Junz.
Junz reaffirmed on as per contribution of Sabah and as the equal partner of Malaysia which consist of the Federation of Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak, Sabah surely deserve better treat from the Federal Government.
Speaking on facts, Sabah has the second busiest Malaysia’s International Airport located in Kota Kinabalu. Both tourists and residents of Kota Kinabalu deserve better facilities and fair treatment from the Federal Government.
“Whatever programmes that are planned to be implemented, must be extended to Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) with allocations as well, because KK folks also faces the same problems as KL. Traffic jams, poor aids, house repairs, drainage and road repairs, among others. Why only DBKL is allocated with such budget and DBKK being marginalised?” Junz asked.
The Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Sabah, Datuk Junz Wong also revealed Sabah unhappiness with Federal Government 2019 budget as it is not even close to a fair deal.
He suggested Federal Government to append greater amount of allocation which is truly a fair treat to Sabah and all fellow Sabahans, or it might be timely to give back 40% of the Oil & Gas royalties based on production not net profit.
Junz, state assemblyman for N.17 Tanjung Aru expressed his concern that under PH Federal Government, Sabah should not be left looked with one eye. The rakyat are look up at the new Federal Government to do better and walk the talk on implementing fair policies, to include Sabah in national development plan.
He also stressed on the urgency of MA63 restoration, and hence autonomy and economic sustainability for the state.