Minister Teresa Kok says this is necessary as the commodities industry is a major contributor to the country’s revenue.
Economic affairs minister says federal government wants to help Kedah and several other states catch up with the ‘mainstream’ economic growth.
It says the perception that the ministry is not concerned about the wellbeing of national schools and state religious schools is baseless.
The government has also given RM3.8 million for maintenance works to be carried out at fire and rescue staff quarters nationwide, including in Sabah.
Wee Ka Siong says Putrajaya should not cancel allocations for Chinese SMEs and microcredit for Chinese hawkers and petty traders.
Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd’s Wan Suhaimie Wan Mohd Saidie says if the global crude oil price drops below US$70 per barrel, the budget deficit will be about 3.6% and 3.9% of the gross domestic product.
The former prime minister also hits out at activists for not speaking up on the reduced allocation for education.
It will also be used for youth programmes, he says.
Sabah minister Junz Wong says Budget 2019 is not even close to what Sabah expects and deserves.
All suspects, comprising officers and security guards, are being remanded for 5 days from today.
This is to accommodate the restructuring of several ministries as well as the establishment and dissolution of others following GE14.
The World Bank's board raised its annual distribution to Palestine to US$90 million from US$55 million.
He says it goes against Pakatan Harapan's principles.
The allocation was for construction of 22km Nanga Ngungun-Nanga Jagau Road in Kanowit.
Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar says he was given this assurance by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at their meeting today.
ENGAGE says Pakatan Harapan has a moral duty to show how a democratic government should behave, and give equal allocations to all MPs irrespective of party.
Johor MB Osman Sapian says the allocation can be used for the running of the assemblymen's service centres.
Chow Kon Yeow says the amount may be increased later.
RM10 million will go to the Sg Petani parliamentary seat, while the state constituencies will receive RM5 million each, he says.
The DAP leader says Mahathir may have given less money than Najib for the upliftment of Indians but the question is whether these government funds reached the target groups.
The four-party coalition is among three opposition pacts in Sabah trying to dislodge Barisan Nasional.
Najib Razak says the fishermen’s cost-of-living allowance of between RM200 and RM300 could offset rent for their homes.
The second finance minister says the GST is the most efficient system in the world.
The Selangor MB tells PAS assemblymen to 'follow the rules'.
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