Roland Sagah: Budget 2022 allocation for Sarawak ‘insufficient’ in light of State’s contributions to national coffers

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By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Oct 30: Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn says he is not satisfied with the allocation given to the State in Budget 2022.

He opined that the allocation had failed to take into account the huge contribution the State had given to the national coffers.


“The allocation given to us (Sarawakians) is too small, in view of our contributions towards the national coffers, so I hope that the Federal government takes this into account,” Sagah pointed out today.

He told reporters this after officiating at Yayasan Sarawak’s school uniform vouchers presentation at Beratok Community Hall.

Sagah, who is Tarat assemblyman, said the allocation amounting to RM4.6 billion of the total RM332.1 billion was only slightly more than one per cent, and hoped that the allocation be reviewed.

“I hope that the Federal government can review the allocation to give Sarawak a more reasonable allocation for development,” he stressed.

He also urged for projects which have been approved under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) be implemented.

According to him, there were many projects in the the State which have been approved in the 11MP, but has not started.

“I hope for a more stable government to implement the many projects, which have been approved under the 11MP, but have yet to start,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, he thanked Yayasan Sarawak for the RM200 voucher for each student to buy their school uniforms.

He said some 419 school children from Tarat constituency have benefitted from the programme.

At the event, Sagah also disbursed a grant of RM240,000 under his Minor Rural Project (MRP) to various organisations, including suraus and churches in the constituency. — DayakDaily