Unity in Malaysia may not be attained unless there is equal development between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak, Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today.
The former Umno vice president and Cabinet minister lamented that major development expenditure continues to be focused on Klang Valley, while infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak continues to lag behind.
“This budget was branded as a budget for unity. But how to ensure unity when there is no balance and equality in the budget?” Shafie asked while debating Budget 2017 in Dewan Rakyat today.
“If you enter rural Sabah, you still see poor fishermen, some of them can’t even afford to buy petrol for their small boats,” he added.
“Our national debt has tripled since 2009, by RM250 billion. The household debt has reached RM800 billion. This is very worrying,” he said.
Source : RAM ANAND@The Malay Mail Online