CM: Federal Government Has Always Been Generous To Sabah

From: "ponusamy"
Subject: Re: Musa Aman wants to shut down Sabah State Government

How sweet of the Federal Government to be generous with Sabah's wealth in
giving back a very small percentage of the huge amount they take. The
Federal Government and the CM must be daft to think that that system is

There is a need to find out how much he has pocketed for himself
"Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad" wrote in message
> By saying that Sabah does not need additional oil royalty because the
> Federal Government already allocates billions of ringgit for Sabah
> means that Musa does not need a single cent of oil revenue or whatever
> revenue generated from the state because the Federal Government can
> give to Sabah.

> Since Sabah has no more money, better shut down the state government
> of Sabah and surrender everything to the Federal Government like
> Labuan. This is the ultimate aim of the UMNO in Sabah. To turn Sabah
> into Labuan, for the sake of development and peace.

> Is the development worth it? Just look at Labuan. Who benefits the
> most from the so called Labuan development?

> Is that what Malaysia was all about?

> April 06, 2010 17:29 PM
> Sabah CM: Federal Government Has Always Been Generous To Sabah
> KOTA KINABALU, April 6 (Bernama) -- The federal government has always
> been generous to Sabah and has provided billions of allocation to spur
> the state's development, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.

> It was therefore important to keep this in mind when talking about
> petroleum royalty, he said, stressing that the federal government had
> done a lot to accommodate Sabah's needs over the years.

> "What is important now is not only talking about (an increase in) oil
> royalty but how much money the federal government has kept on pouring
> to Sabah in terms of development.

> "We are very grateful because the federal government normally approves
> our requests. As far as the state government is concerned, we are very
> happy with the way Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been
> treating us," he told reporters after launching the k@Borneo Portal
> here, Tuesday.

> The portal, which can be accessed at, is a
> collaborative effort of three nations, namely Malaysia, Indonesia and
> Brunei to identify, preserve and store information materials regarding
> Borneo online.

> Musa was asked to comment on former Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh
> Hamzah's statement that it was up to the people of Sabah to call on
> the state government to re-negotiate the oil royalty, which is
> currently at five per cent, with the federal government and Petronas.

> Musa said Sabah received billions of funding for every Malaysia Plan,
> and also through Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) projects and
> injection of fund under the economic stimulus package.

> "It's not a matter of pursuing (the increase of oil royalty), it is
> our money.

> "But even if they (federal government) decide not to increase the
> percentage, they have given more money to the state; so, it's the
> same," he said, adding that Sabah was allocated more than RM20 billion
> for the current Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).

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