PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Perikatan Nasional chief Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian has urged the government to review the allocations of federal funds to Sabah and Sarawak.
In a Facebook post, Jaziri said the two states contributed significantly to Malaysia’s petroleum revenue, accounting for 68% of the total based on 2019 data.
Despite this, he said both states received limited royalties and federal allocations.
Jaziri, who is a senator, had earlier spoken on the matter in the Dewan Negara today during the debate on the mid-term review of the 12th Malaysia Plan.
He said the disparity was unjust to the people of Sabah and Sarawak as the states had contributed a substantial portion of the nation’s natural resources.
He called for the government to introduce a new and more equitable mechanism for fund allocations.