Wednesday, October 20, 2010

UBF - We, Stupid Sarawakians, Are Being Shortchanged By The Malayans Again !!!

Sabah and Sarawak the 'biggest losers'
By Rahmah Ghazali
Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak have been “marginalised” in Budget 2011 despite bigger contributions to the government's coffers than its counterparts in the peninsula.

Tony Pua, DAP national publicity secretary, said that from the projects outlined, the peninsula is “by far the biggest beneficiary, with Sabah and Sarawak the biggest losers”.

He said the value of the projects in the peninsula amounted to a massive RM109.74 billion, compared to Sabah and Sarawak which only received a meagre RM9.55 billion.

Pua said this continued “marginalisation” would halt the country from becoming a high-income nation.

"Is this (justifiable)... when it is Sabah and Sarawak which have contributed the most to the federal government's coffers?

"And ironically, they are in need of funding to raise the standard of living of their people," he said.

Pua said that billion-ringgit projects for Peninsular Malaysia included the RM40 billion MRT (Mass Railway Transit) system for the Klang Valley, RM26 billion for KL International Financial District (KLIFD), RM10 billion worth of new highways, RM10 billion for mixed property development in Sungai Buloh and RM5 billion for the controversial 100-storey Warisan Merdeka.

Pua said the government has been “heavily dependent” on income contributed by the oil and gas sector, especially from Petronas which finances it in the form of income taxes, dividends, export duties as well as royalty payments.

These contributions formed an average of 40%, or more than RM60 billion annually of the government's total income over the past several years, he said.

Bigger gap

Sabah and Sarawak contributed 44.5% in terms of crude oil as well as 64.1% of natural gas production.

However, this was not reflected in the Ninth Malaysia Plan Mid-Term review, where Sabah and Sarawak remain among the poorest in the country.

"Based on the report in 2007, poverty in Peninsular Malaysia is 2.3%, while in Sarawak, it is nearly double at 4.3%.

"And in Sabah, it is nearly seven times higher at 16%," said Pua.

"Based on the 2009 data from the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, 41% of both the states are without rural water supply, while it is only 10% in the peninsula.

"There's a bigger gap in rural electricity coverage, with 23% in Sabah and 33% in Sarawak but only 0.5% in Peninsular Malaysia," he said.

Sabah and Sarawak are also left behind in terms of infrastructure development, said Pua, although they constituted more than 60% of the land mass in the country.

They have only 6,390km of paved roads while the peninsula has more than three times the length at 21,589km.

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* UBF - We, Stupid Sarawakians, Were (and sadly still) Conned By Malayans
* Budget 2011 : People's budget? Or Election's Budget?
* UBF - Sabah, Sarawak losing points to KL
* UBF - Celoteh Pak Aji Julaihi
* UBF - Surat Terbuka Untuk Kolumnis Zaini Hassan
* UBF - Azmin, don't behave like a Malayan master!!!
* UBF - The Malayan Colonialists Are Still Conning Sarawak & Sabah

* Are The PKR Malayans At It Again?


  1. DAP Tony Pua is a DEAD DUCK infact ... Sarawakians never listen to cheap sale of no quality at all.

  2. Sarawak will be in cheap sale list! Not for long!

  3. what he said is true. you just can't brush him aside just because he is from DAP. stupid.

  4. DAP OUT. Talk only. Stupid.

  5. but make sense. you can't expect bn ybs to talk these stuffs. they only think about their pockets. u can ask snowdan. sure he agrees what i said here.