Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An end of some discrimination againt the Sabah & Sarawak by the UMNO-led BN government after almost 40+ years..

Oh how Sabah and Sarawak have been discriminated for so long...by the UMNO-led BN government.

Najib has ended this discrimination with regard to now providing for Federal Grants to be given to Local Councils in Sabah and Sarawak..

How else have the people of Sabah and Sarawak been discriminated by Kuala Lumpur? Tell us..

And, now when the UMNO-led BN is shaky, and may lose to the Pakatan Rakyat come next election, there suddenly is a rush to 'buy' Sabah and Sarawak. A rush to remedy the wrongs done to them all these years by an UMNO-led BN government. Recently, I also saw that finally there is push to get roads build in Sabah and Sarawak. Maybe, they also deserve to have a rail link from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu...

And another question that comes to mind, is how much have been given to the Local Councils in Semenanjung Malaysia. Which local councils got the money and how much did they get? Did all local councils in Semenanjung get equal treatment or not? A MP can maybe ask these questions in Parliament and get us the answers.

Local authorities in Sabah and Sarawak will be given grants beginning next year to help them boost their services to the people.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the move would cost the Government an additional RM62.8mil annually.

He added that prior to this, only local authorities in the peninsular were given federal government grants.

Local authorities in Sabah and Sarawak receives financial assistance from their respective state governments.

“We hope this will enhance services provided by local authorities in Sabah and Sarawak and the people can enjoy better facilities and services,” he said after chairing the National Finance Council meeting on Tuesday - Star, 25/8/2009, Grants for local authorities in Sabah and Sarawak

I also wonder why Federal Government is giving grants directly to Local Authorities? Should not the money be given directly to the State governments, for them to hand over to the Local Councils?

1 comment:

francis ngu said...

RM 62 million for E. Malaysian local councils annually ? What an insult to the intelligence of E. Malaysians !

It works out to RM $1 million may be for each of the local councils annually, to plant some flowers by the roadside ?

Francis Ngu, Kuching.