Tuesday, January 21

Citing PH’s treatment of Sarawak, GPS rep cast doubt over shared prosperity vision

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John Ilus

KUCHING: A Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmaker has today questioned the sincerity of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s ‘Shared Prosperity Vision 2030’ launched last month for the state.

Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus told the State Legislative Assembly that while it was good in nature, the action of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) towards the state ran contrary to its objective.

“While the shared prosperity vision 2030 has the objective to increase the standard of living to the people, which means that the vision will make Malaysia to be developed in a sustainable manner, the way the PH government is treating the GPS government is ironic,” he said in his 2020 State Budget debate.

John said the cancellation of the projects in the state and the 7.8 per cent portion given to the state in the 2020 National Budget for development contradicted the shared prosperity vision.

Similarly, he said the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) in the state by Putrajaya went against the vision.

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