KUDAT (Sept 18): More aids and allocations can be extended to Sabah for the benefit of peoples if the leadership of the Land Below the Wind is aligned with the federal government, said Prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“For now, the federal government could only give assistance to Sabah as far as what it is stated as compulsory under the Federal Constitution because the Sabah and federal governments are not on the same page,” Muhyiddin said.
“We help but the assistance is only to the extent of what is mandatory under the Federal Constitution, that is Sabah peoples’ right.” Muhyiddin said at a meet-the-people session at Dewan Tun Mustapha here today.
Also present was the Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate for Tanjong Kapor, Nurlizah Gurahman.
The prime minister said in facing the difficult and unusual circumstances which caused by outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The state and federal governments should be united in helping peoples who affected by the pandemic.
In addition, he said the federal government was always seeking ways to help peoples, especially the B40 group, who were the worst hit by the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
“If the state and federal governments are on the same wavelength, of one heart, one mind. It will be easier (to channel aid),” Muhyiddin added.
Furthermore, he also said Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia(AIM) do a lot in helping to improve peoples’ standard of living.
As of July this year, AIM spend totalling RM2.36billion which benefit 63781 people in Sabah, Muhyiddin said.
He said that in the Kudat parliamentary constituency alone, 4,267 people had received financing totalling RM98.5 million.
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