Federal Government already allocates billions of ringgit for Sabah
means that Musa does not need a single cent of oil revenue or whatever
revenue generated from the state because the Federal Government can
give to Sabah.
Since Sabah has no more money, better shut down the state government
of Sabah and surrender everything to the Federal Government like
Labuan. This is the ultimate aim of the UMNO in Sabah. To turn Sabah
into Labuan, for the sake of development and peace.
Is the development worth it? Just look at Labuan. Who benefits the
most from the so called Labuan development?
Is that what Malaysia was all about?
April 06, 2010 17:29 PM
Sabah CM: Federal Government Has Always Been Generous To Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, April 6 (Bernama) -- The federal government has always
been generous to Sabah and has provided billions of allocation to spur
the state's development, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.
It was therefore important to keep this in mind when talking about
petroleum royalty, he said, stressing that the federal government had
done a lot to accommodate Sabah's needs over the years.
"What is important now is not only talking about (an increase in) oil
royalty but how much money the federal government has kept on pouring
to Sabah in terms of development.
"We are very grateful because the federal government normally approves
our requests. As far as the state government is concerned, we are very
happy with the way Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been
treating us," he told reporters after launching the k@Borneo Portal
The portal, which can be accessed at www.kborneo.com, is a
collaborative effort of three nations, namely Malaysia, Indonesia and
Brunei to identify, preserve and store information materials regarding
Musa was asked to comment on former Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh
Hamzah's statement that it was up to the people of Sabah to call on
the state government to re-negotiate the oil royalty, which is
currently at five per cent, with the federal government and Petronas.
Musa said Sabah received billions of funding for every Malaysia Plan,
and also through Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) projects and
injection of fund under the economic stimulus package.
"It's not a matter of pursuing (the increase of oil royalty), it is
"But even if they (federal government) decide not to increase the
percentage, they have given more money to the state; so, it's the
same," he said, adding that Sabah was allocated more than RM20 billion
for the current Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).