Abdul Karim: Don’t compare Sarawak to other states in terms of budget allocation

Abdul Karim (centre) speaking to reporters during the press conference, while Tanjung Datu assemblyman Azizul Annuar Adenan (left) and Opar assemblyman Billy Sujang look on.

By Christopher Lidom

LUNDU, Sept 23: Sarawak should not be compared to other states in terms of budget allocation, opined Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Abdul Karim said Sarawak, as the biggest State in Malaysia, requires a more significant budget allocation to implement development projects.

“I believe for Sarawak, more allocation is needed to develop the State, especially the rural areas,” he said.

Abdul Karim said this when asked to comment on the coming Budget 2023 during a press conference held after officiating at the opening ceremony of Reggata Batan Kayan at Lundu Waterfront today.

Abdul Karim hoped in the coming Budget 2023, which will be tabled on Oct 7, priority will be given to the development of rural areas in Sarawak.

He explained rural areas in Sarawak need more allocation to further develop the infrastructure and economy for the locals.

“Nothing is more important than prioritising the wellbeing of the people in the budget,” he added. — DayakDaily