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13th DUN Speech December 17, 2011

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Dewan Undangan Negeri Ke 13
Mesyuarat Ke 3
Penggal Ke 4
18 Nov 2011- 24 Nov 2011
Pembentangan Bajet 2012

Speech by:
YB Jimmy Wong Sze Phin N.57 Sri Tanjung

Tuan speaker,

Terima kasih Tuau speaker kerana memberi saya peluang untuk membahas ucapan bajet 2012 Sabah yang telah dibentang oleh Menteri Kewangan pada hari Jumaat 18 November 2011 di Dewan yang mulia ini.

Tuan speaker Minta izin saya akan bahas ucapan saya degan English.

First of all I would like to thank the Minister of Finance who is also Chief Minister of Sabah for under item 65 of his Budget speech recognizes the existence of the opposition. I am only sadden that he did not see the positive role of the opposition in the development of the State through its checking and reminders to the ruling BN government of its obligation and responsibility to “walk the talk” as per in his annual budget speeches. The opposition especially DAP knows what is diamond and what is glass and we also know what is a stone and what is a jewel. When the Minister ends his “pantun”, bukan BN siapa lagi. We all know the answer is DAP and Pakatan Rakyat.
Tuan Speaker,

In the 2008 Water Audit report, Sabah did not comply with the water management standard. Now, what action had the government took to rectify this. The people have the right to have access of clean water, literally. Raw water quality is bad. Water treatment plant Sabah is not equipped with tools, labs, qualified personnel. Fluoridation is insufficient. Tank or pond cleaning in water treatment plant is not properly done and plan. No proper water sampling station. Sabah Quality Assurance Program is unsatisfactory. All these are comments made from the 2008 water audit. Yet, the price Sabahan have to pay is very high which is RM0.90 for every 1,000 liter / 1m3 (1 cubic meter). Sabah has the highest water tariff. Why? Perlis charging 38 cent per 1m3, Perak 30 cent per 1m3 and lowest water tariff in Malaysia is in Pulau Pinang which is 22 cents per 1m3. Of course, the charges are accordance to usage. But, Sabah water tariff is 90 cent per 1 m3. The flat rate is not fair to the poor people and the water is not even clean. No wonder Sabah is the poorest state in Malaysia. This is the work of BN government.

 
Water Tariff Rate for Domestic/Household use:

1. Sabah -RM0.90 For every 1m3 (cubic meter) Flat rate

2. Pahang -RM0.37 (From 0 to 18m3)
-RM0.79 (18.1-45m3)
-RM45 (above 45m3)

3. Perlis -RM0.40 (0-15m3)
-RM0.70 (15.1-40m3)
-RM1.10 (>40m3)
4. Sarawak
Kuching -RM0.48 (0-15m3)
-RM0.72 (15-50m3)
-RM0.75 (>50m3)
Sibu -RM0.46 (1-15m3)
-RM0.72 (15-50m3)
-RM0.76 (>50m3)
Bintulu -RM0.61 (0-14m3)
-RM0.66 (14-45m3)
Miri/Limbang/Sarikei/Kapit -RM0.46 (0-14m3)
-RM0.72 (14-45m3)
-RM0.76 (>45m3)

5. Perak -RM0.30 (0-10m3)
-RM0.70 (11-20m3)
-RM1.03 (>20m3)

6. Pulau Pinang -RM0.22 (1-20m3)
-RM0.40 (20-40m3)
-RM0.52 (40-60m3)
-RM0.90 (60-200m3)
-RM1.00 (>200m3)

7. Kedah -RM0.40 (First 20m3)
-RM0.70 (21-40m3)
-RM0.90 (41-60m3)
-RM1.10 (>60m3)

8. Negeri Sembilan -RM0.55 (0- 20m3)
-RM0.85 (20-35m3)
-RM1.40 (>35m3)

9. Johor -RM0.38 (0-15m3)
-RM1.31 (16-30m3)
-RM1.82 (31-45m3)
-RM2.20 (46-100m3)
-RM2.23 (>100m3)

10. Melaka -RM0.55 (0-15m3)
-RM0.85 (15-40m3)
-RM1.33 (>40m3)

11. Terengganu -RM0.42 (0-20m3)
-RM0.65 (20-40m3)
-RM0.90 (40-60m3)
-RM1.00 (>60m3)

12. Selangor -RM0.57 (0- 20m3) under the Pakatan Rakyat ruling, its now free
-RM1.03 (21-35m3)
-RM2.00 (>35m3)
Tuan Speaker,

The 33-page budget speech and the tabling of the RM4.048.28 billion budget made headlines. However beneath the beautifully constructed words and sentences lies many discrepancies and mis-match.

I am surprise that the Finance Minister talked about the five Asean economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He has left out Brunei and Singapore. Singapore should be the focus of the Sabah government as even without much natural resources it is able to attain an average quarterly GDP growth of 6.36%. Sabah may even want to compare with the economy of tiny Penang and Selangor which when under the care of Pakatan Rakyat have been managed with surplus budget. Even with a budget of less than RM2 billion, these two States have made great stride in terms of economic and physical development. These two States use more than 60% of their budget on development compared to Sabah at about 20%.

The Malaysian economy is expected to grow between 5 – 5.5% in 2011. The Sabah economy is expected to grow between 3 – 4%. The slow rate of growth in Sabah is an indication of a bad economic management when it has abundant natural resources. Sabah will be very dependent on the domestic sector for growth. The high cost of import is affecting the economic growth of Sabah and we all know that the Cabotage policy is one of the culprits. Is the private sector willing to invest in such environment? Therefore, relying on the domestic sector is not a sound decision.
There is nothing to shout about as far the Sabah Budget 2012 is concerned. It is a deficit budget. In 2011, the estimated revenue was RM2,747.94 millions which was revised to RM3,820.45 millions, an increase of 39% or RM1,072.51 millions. The 2011 budget was RM3,068.66 millions and a supplementary budget for RM1,395.00 millions bringing it to RM4,463.66 millions. This represented a deficit of RM643.21 millions. The same can be said for the 2012 budget. The revenue is expected to be RM3,690.53 millions over a budget for RM4,048.28 millions. This is another deficit budget for RM357.75 millions.

The Auditor-General’s report for 2010 did mention the satisfactory performance of the State in relation to financial management. What the Finance Minister is not telling is the fact that the government failed to collect unpaid revenue amounting for RM496.91 millions and unpaid repayment of loans from State Agencies to a tune of RM1.07 billions. This is a huge amount. Has the government collected this unpaid revenue?

The Finance Minister is trying to paint a rosy picture of the financial position of the government by mentioning the RAM Rating services Berhad which rates the government of Sabah a triple A (AAA). This rating is only meant for the RM544 millions bond issued by the government on 9th December 2009. In a press statement RAM rating service has also clearly stated that Sabah has the highest unemployment rate and poverty. These facts were conveniently omitted by the Finance Minister in his budget speech.

AG’s 2010 Report also reveal that some projects in are not worth what the government is paying for. The most alarming find in the Auditor-General’s Report is the failure by several local councils in Sabah to submit their accounts for auditing. There’s definitely something fishy is going on. Corruption, misuse of public funds, wastage of taxpayers’ money and abuse of powers, this is what happening under our noses. And this is the true face of BN government.

The Auditor General has reported that the Sabah government debt has increased in 2010 because of the issuance of this RM544 millions bond. The government debt in 2010 was RM3,104.25 millions. The debt has been increasing since 2006. I ask what is the Sabah government debt for 2011? While Penang has reduced her State debt by 95% in just three years under Pakatan Rakyat, the BN Sabah government is doing the exact opposite.

I have studied the Auditor General report 2010 for Sabah and I saw many matters that the Finance Minister has not touched. What I am stating today is just the tip of the iceberg.
Auditor-General report revealed that only two out of 300 computer laboratories for Sabah schools have been constructed since the government began its RM160.73 million project in April 2008.

Sabah recorded the highest number of computer lab construction projects as well as costs, followed by Sarawak (RM49 million), Johor (RM10.88 million) and Selangor (RM11.95 million.)
The report added Sabah was the only state with unfinished computer labs, and that other states had long since completed the construction of the facilities in schools.
“The computer lab project in Sabah has failed to reach its objective because the contractor failed to prepare and deliver the project following the stipulated time frame,” the Auditor-General’s Report said.

 
The contract was awarded to TimeCom Holdings Sdn Bhd on June 15, 2007, and was scheduled to have been completed by April 30, 2008.
The report said the delay in the construction of labs has cost the government RM3.17 million in “liquidated and ascertained damages.” What is the state government going to do about it.
Auditor General’s (AG) 2010 Report also revealed that most schools failed in distributing uniforms, shoes, stationeries and milks to school children in the Sabah. There’s no proper monitoring system and this causes wastage. It’s a waste of public fund. Most schools don’t have proper storage facility to store milk which in turn will cause spoilage and again wastage. AG’s Report also shows that several state libraries had not received books which were paid for. The expensive mobile library buses are not working, books are not categorized and ICT facilities which was promised has not implemented. the Audited reports in Tawau district among others revealed the council had failed to address the shortage of parking space despite widespread anger over the issue.

The report also identified the failure of the second phase of Tawau sewerage treatment plant and pump station which were completed in 2008, simply because no provisions were made to supply electricity to the facility.

In Semporna, wooden bridges and walkways are not properly repaired and can pose danger to the public.
Several projects carried out under the State Education Department such as the building of teachers’ quarters and repair of classrooms and several other facilities were found to be of low standards. AG’s report also noted that some projects even lacked in basic plans

The Sabah government managed to spend 94.4% or RM6.02 billion of the RM6.37 billion provided in the 9th Malaysia plan, many of the 34,485 projects were in poor standard and cannot be used. All this is a waste of the public funds. In one case, a agriculture tractor purchased for the Lahad Datu district council at the cost of RM83,839 in 2009 that had never been used and Lahad Datu public toilets build with the cost of RM196,900, cannot be use.

pembelian 2 buah helikopter dari Eurocopter pada 10 Dis 2009 berharga RM 33.8 juta. Apakah ini nilai sebenar pasaran ? Kedua x2 helikopter juga didapati mengalami kerosakan teruk dan terpaksa dibaiki. Malah keduax2 helikopter ini tidak pernah digunakan sejak dibeli. Sehingga April 2011, helikopterx2 ini masih disimpan di hangar. Apakah ini dikatakan pentadbiran berkesan? Kenapa kita beli besi buruk yg tak boleh digunakan? Malahan kos penyimpanan semakin meningkat dari masa ke masa. Konsep “value for money” langsung tidak diendahkan pihak kementerian.

Kenapa pihal pemjual tidak menyediakan latihan pemgendalian helikopter ini? adalah tidak masuk akal sama sekali mengatakan bahawa helikopter ini todak dapat diterbangkan atas sebab tiada kemahiran juruterbang tempatan. Masakan wang berjutax2 dibelanjakan membeli helikopter ini tidak disertakan dgn latihan? Tak masuk akal kebodohan transaksi ini.harga mahal, tak berfungsi dan tiada latihan diberikan. Kalau bukan setakat menjana duit mudah, apa lagi namanya? Kenapa perkhidmatan ini yg dibentuk atas justifikasi kepentingan rakyat, tetapi tidak sampai ke nikmat rakyat? Kenapa mempergunakan nama rakyat?

Jadual penerbangan 90 jam dalam tempoh 28 hari/sebulan bagi juruterbang tidak dipenuhi. Pencapaian adalah kurang 50% daripada sasaran 90 jam. Ada yg terbang serendah 1 jam 15 minit sebulan! Terdapat 4 juruterbang yg tidak membuat sebarang penerbangan antara 1 hingga 6 bulan. Alangkah senangnya kerja juruterbang di Sabah Air. Makan gaji buta saja! Apa tindakan pembaikan? Kita menuntut bayaran balik gaji buta ini utk disalurkan kepada rakyat miskin tegar di seluruh Sabah tanah air kita.
Sabah Air melantik 2 agen promosi. Bagi tempoh 2008-2010 sejumlah RM 163,580 telah dibayar. Bayaran lebihan RM 67,100 utk ” mobilization/ demobilization” dan ” standing charges” adalah tidak dinyatakn dlm surat perjanjian. Bayaran lebihan RM 64,361 utk Medical Emergency Evacuation Services (Medevac) secara berasingan juga adalah tidak perlu memandangkan hal ini telah dimasukkan dalam salah satu syarat perjanjian.

Ini merupakan tindakan yg salah di sisi undangx2 dgn membuat bayaran membabi buta (reckless). Wang ini perlu dikembalikan dan digunakan untuk membantu rakyat yg miskin di sabah. Tindakan undangx2 perlu diambil ke atas pihak x2 terlibat. Apakah tindakan kementerian?

31 okt 2000 dan 21 mei 2001, sebanyak 2 tahun berturut turut permohonan dikemukakan kepada Kementerian Kerajaan Tempatan dan Perumahan Sabah to repeal Tawau Municipal Council (parking place) by-law, 1982 dan replace dgn Undangx2 Kecil Tawau Municipal Council (parking place) by-law, 2000. Amendment ini telah dilengah lengah kan sehingga menyebabkan hasil kurang dikutip berjumlah RM 3.6 juta bagi tempoh 10 tahun 4 bulan( jadual 8.4)Kenapa ini berlaku? Kita mahukan jawapan konkrit dan pelaksanaan undangx2 baru ini disegerakan. Kenapa para pemandu dikenakan penalti / saman meletakkan kenderaan di tempat yg sedia sesak, sedangkan tiada tempat letak kenderaan yg mencukupi? Bukankah ini satu perangkap kepada rakyat yg perlu berurusan di tempat yg memang tiada kemudahan tempat letak kenderaan yg mencukupi? Apakah langkah mengatasi masalah ini dgn kadar segera dgn memastikam kos operasi yg rendah?

MAJLIS DAERAH KUNAK, MAJLIS DAERAH LAHAD DATU DAN MAJLIS DAERAH SEMPORNA

9.4.1.2
lebihan bayaran kepada kontraktor berjumlah RM 17,130 untuk kerja x2 yg tidak dilaksanakan. Wang ini mesti dituntut kembali daripada pihak kontraktor dan kontraktor berkenaan mesti dikenakan tindakan undangx2 disamping disenarai hitamkan. Kenapa pihal majlis daerah sentiasa membiarkan perkara ini berlaku?

KEMENTERIAN PEMBANGUNAN MASYARAKAT DAN HAL EHWAL PENGGUNA
JADUAL 10.3 Susu UHT satu pek berharga RM 0.76 Adalah tidak munasabah harga ini memandangkan syarikat yg mengilangkan susu ini sedang melakukan penghasilan skala ekonomi, di mana kos pengeluaran dapat dikurangkan serendah rendahnya.
In Sabah, most are direct negotiation with the contractors thus they have fat profits because of no competitive Open tendering and also no middlemen.

2. On the surface it looks” clean” but the big question the people asks is when politicians gives contracts how many projects go to their own companies Without tendering? Eg the award of Sabah Rural development projects!

3. I just want to ask the BN state Ketua mentri what is so proud to hv the certificate when more than 1 million Sabah people still no access to good road to their villages, no Clean pipe water , no electricity even the uban areas also constantly suffering shortage of power and water and very bad roads!

4. It was allege by some concerned and bloggers that the chief minister of Sarawak paid RM 9 millions to get the Clean certificate after AG reported that he siphoned 60% of the budget allocation. And Sabah is the poorest state?
I want to ask the chief minister …..and I want you to be honest to yourself, how many % Sabah budget allocation being siphoned away ? Is Sabah better than Sarawak ? More than 60 % leakage or less leakage in Sabah government ? Honestly …did you pay anyone to obtain to the ” Clean Certificate”.? Sorry lah I am very doubtful about the certificate!

5……. Yeah ! your may claim to be clean cos you obtained A clean certificate from the AG but the big simple question the rakyat asks is this: ……….Why sabahans , especially the youth migrate to KL, JB, Singapore and even as far as overseas to seek jobs? An efficient government should be able to translate better employment or business opportunities / so that our youth don’t need to migrate elsewhere. True or not?

6. We don’t need a clean certificate cos certificate can be bought. What we can see in PR states where open tenders and transparency is practiced is any time better than certificate . action speaks louder than certificate . We need clean government and clean CM! I can certify that Nick Aziz and Lim Guan Ang are clean. They don’t need a certificate. People can see that . It is simple at that.
7. Petronas makes “significant” oil find offshore of Sabah via the Wakid-1 well in Block 2G-2j. Preliminary estimates put the well’s reserves to 227 million barrels of oil equivalent. Projected 3 different reservoirs yielded a maximum production rate of 8200 barrels per day (bpd). Petronas Carigali s/b , is the sole equity holder of the production sharing contract for the block. I would like to ask the minister of finance. What did Sabah gain from this and where and how much is Sabah share?

8. 49 of the 129 projects announced for Sabah were awarded at exorbitant prices . None of the projects went through a tender board and most of the companies awarded the projects are RM $2 companies.

An Example: “the rural power supply project for the connection of power grid No 1 (for 2011- 2012) which was awarded at a price of RM 41,736,809.77. The lowest price was only RM 7,775,000(15 times or 1500% higher than the normal price!

“Some of the contractors involved are found to be closely linked to certain senior BN- UMNO politicians from Sabah.
I wish to ask the minister of Rural developments what you have to say and explain to Sabah rakyat on these financial abused? Please come clean and look at the above projects and prove that I am wrong? If indeed I am wrong, sue me for slander, otherwise just admit the mistakes had been done and go after those officers who approved them.

10-20 times professional estimates smacks of gross corruption. It is pure greed when a few millions of all that Sabah 10 or more rural areas will get power supply.

 

Tuan Speaker,

The Finance Minister is trying to hoodwink the people (including BN leaders) about the ISO certificate from Moody International. To me this is a waste of money. The Audit General office should suffice as far as auditing the management of the State budget.

The Finance Minister seemed to get so excited when he informed the House that “we paid all dues” when referring to the government ability to service the Federal government loan. The Minister should be aware that under item 53 he mentioned that part of the Federal allocation is used to repay the Federal loan (if that is what is implied in this speech).

According to the Finance Minister, the objective of the 2012 budget is to stimulate the State economic growth with emphasis on improvement of basic infrastructure and public amenities for the benefit of the people and investors.
The government is very generous when disbursing funds for their State Assemblymen. With RM1.5 million the BN Assemblymen will without feeling guilty, use this allocation to fish for votes. This is a glaring move by the government which has elements of corruption. It is therefore not wrong to say that this 2012 budget is deemed to be an election budget.

While we wait for the impact of this budget on the infrastructure and public amenities, we can see that the budget shows no effort to fight inflation, expensive housing and low income which are extremely important for the present and future generations of Sabahans. Like all previous BN budgets, it is said, unexciting and worse, there is very little for the average and less fortunate Sabahans.

Emolument and Recurrent Expenditure drastically increase from RM768 million to 1,787.6 million or 332.75% since 2001. Its look like the BN government is only good at creating extraordinary expenses than creating real economic return in the past 10 years.
How much is the government spent on basic infrastructure such water, electricity and roads. Can the government list down the detail of the money spent on these three areas and compare it with last year achievement in the same matter.
The Sabah revenue base is very narrow. We are largely dependent on palm oil and petroleum of which the government has limited or no control. The tourism sector does show great potential as a revenue earner but with the many fatal accidents involving our visitors the sector will face a negative review which will affect visitors. Broadening this economic base is required but it does not seem to happen under the BN government.

The high emolument for RM623.66 millions is very high compare to Sarawak (RM400+ millions) and Malacca (RM40+ millions). To add insult to injury, Sarawak and Malacca have much higher GDP per capita than Sabah. The high emolument shows the bad management of human resources. The appointment of selected pensioners as consultants has contributed to the higher emolument. The government must be transparent and publish the newly established posts and posts been filled including the persons holding these positions.

I have noted that based on the allocation according to sector, there appears to be a discrepancy. Without taking the government bonus into account the total allocation is RM2,782.14 millions and when added to the Federal government allocation of RM1,520.76 the total allocation is RM4,302.76 millions. This is RM254.62 millions more than the 2011 budget announced by the Finance Minister. If this is an error, then the Auditor General’s advice for the government officers and staffs to be trained and be efficient and competent is relevant.

I am also saddened to see that Sabah only received a tiny RM1,520.76 Federal allocation. The Prime Minister has revealed a RM232 billions national budget 2012. What Sabah is getting back from the Federal government is so insignificant. I call on the government to ask for an increment in the oil royalty from 5% to at least 20% or more.

Pakatan Rakyat States of Penang and Selangor have shown how good governance and corruption-free environment can transform the States from a deficit-managed States to one that are surplus-managed States. This is done in just under three years after assuming power. Sabah needs a Pakatan Rakyat government to steer it back to the right track so that all Sabahan can truly benefit from the development of Sabah and enjoy all her resources.

Tuan Speaker,

The State budgets have a unhealthy trend. It appears that only the Finance Minister-cum-Chief Minister is controlling more than 58% of the total budget which is RM2,350.65 millions. The other State Ministers have very little to manage. Out of this RM2,350.65 millions only 5.18% or RM209.52 millions is for development. Thus, the CM and Finance Minister controls so much of the money and yet so little for development. This means that there is a lot of fixed cost (not for development) within the government. I agree with the LDP that the rotational Chief Minister post should be re-instated so that all the major races in Sabah can benefit.

The World Bank states that Sabah is the poorest state in Malaysia and Sarawak is the second poorest in the Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak is rich in natural resources. The international Fund for Agriculture Development Report 2011 explains that the improper rural road system is a major factor preventing rural smallholders from participating in marketing their agricultural which is a contributing factor responsible for their poverty. Based on the statistics of the state economic planning unit, the Director General disclosed that indigenous communities in Sabah and Sarawak are the poorest communities in Malaysia. Yet, both states are the poorest in Malaysia. The Sabah and Sarawak indigenous groups are the poorest amongst other in Malaysia. Is this something we are proud of? The answer is surely, NO. The Sabah government should be ashamed by the statement and is accounted for their failure.

 

The world bank reported on 2010 that the majority (40%) of the total hard core poor in Malaysia were from the Rungus in Kudat and Matongong .

If one pays a visit to any rural Rungus long houses or those who live in Pitas, Sapulut, Pensiangan, Sook, Tongod, Kuala Penyu, menumbok, Nabawan and Pagalungan in Keningau. One can see their sad living conditions of dilapidated walls, roof and flooring. These sections of the communities still live from hand to mouth and put up in houses that are on the verge of collapsing. These people find it difficult;
(1) To have proper food
(2) Afford adequate clothing and
(3) Bring their family out of the poverty line.

The state imports registered higher growth of 13.2% in the first half of this year mainly due to higher import cost of food (such as chicken and chicken wing, price jumps from RM9 to RM14.50 – RM15.50) and Fuel.
Tuan Speaker,

The Sabah state government has allocated RM4.048 billion for its 2012 state budget, an increase by RM979.62 million compared with the estimated provision for 2011.

Chief Minister Musa Aman, who is also state Finance Minister, said the estimated expenses of 2012 will cover three main components, namely emolument (RM623.66 million), recurring expenses (RM1.120 billion) and special expenditure (RM2.303 billion).
1. National economy vs. Sabah economy
1.1. Malaysian Economy – expected to grow between 5% and 5.5% in 2011.
1.2. Sabah Economy – expected to grow between 3% to 4%.
1.3. Sabah’s growth is much slower than the national growth. This is bad economic management as Sabah has so much natural resources.

2. Sabah will be dependent on domestic sector for growth.
2.1. Sabah GDP is quite big but most of it will be leaked away.
2.2. Sabah’s domestic real sector in effect is very small. Relying on domestic sector is misplaced.

3. [Item 12] The budget claimed “Sabah BN …………..becoming a developed and prosperous state will be achieved”.
3.1. Currently Sabah is very behind the top economic performance states, like Selangor and Penang.
3.2. Sabah GDP per capita is only RM17, 000 [after taking into account of leakages, this figure may be a lot less!
3.3. What is Sabah’s GDP per capita when we can claim to be “developed state”?
3.4. When will 3.3 be achieved?
3.5. CM talked only. The real truth is that there is no plan and Sabah BN cannot develop Sabah into a developed state. Sabah BN government has too much corruption! Talking is cheap — prove Sabah BN can do it!

4. Financial Management?
4.1. CM must tell Sabahans: –
4.1.1. The total amount Sabah Government is still owing to contractors and suppliers and for how long.
4.1.2. The total amount Sabah Government owes the Federal Government.
4.1.3. The total amount that has already been committed compared to expected revenue within the next 5 years.

4.2. After so 11 years of “clean bill” awarded by Audit General, how come Sabah still has the most number of hardcore poor? This is proof that Sabah BN’s claim to have “good financial management” has not helped Sabahans and has no meaning for Sabahans!!!!!!!

4.3. Penang has reduced her state debt by 95%. What is Sabah total State debt and how much has Sabah BN Government reduced it since it came to power?

5. [Item 14] – Claim of RM730 million surplus in 2010.
5.1. Where did this surplus come from? Most of the years since Musa took over as Minister of Finance, his budgets have been in deficits.
5.2. Can the CM confirm that this is from 2011?
5.3. If from 2011, how is this possible when: –
5.3.1. 2011 revenue = RM3,820.45 million
5.3.2. But expenditure = RM3,068.66 + RM1,395.00 [supplementary budget].
5.3.3. Deficit = 643.21

 

 
6. 2012 budget deficit again!

Total Expenditure Total Revenue Deficit
4,048.28 3,690.53 357.75

7. Unhealthy Budget Trend.
7.1. 1 person controlling more than 58% of total budget OR RM 2,350.65 million. All the other state ministers have very little to do!
7.2. Of RM 2,350.65 million, only 5.18% of total budget or RM209.52 million is for development. He controls so much and yet so little for development.
7.3. This means there is a lot fixed cost [not for development] within the Government.

Budget (RM) % of Total Budget Development (RM) % of Total Expenditure
Ministry of Finance 1,918.62 47.39% 18.58 0.46%
Chief Minister Dept 432.03 10.67% 190.94 4.72%
Total (under CM) 2,350.65 58.07% 209.52 5.18%

7. State Budget 2012, like all previous Sabah BN Budgets, is staid, unexciting and worse, there is very little for average and less fortunate Sabahans.

7.1. Revenue base is very narrow.
7.1.1. Largely dependent on palm and petroleum – both of which Sabah Government cannot control.
7.2. Bad Management of Human Resources: –
7.2.1. Very high Emolument = RM623.66 million compared to
7.2.2. Sarawak = RM400 million +
7.2.3. Malacca= RM40 million +
7.2.4. Adding insult to injury, both Sarawak and Malacca have much higher GDP per capita than Sabah.
7.3. There are no efforts in the 2012 budget fight inflation, expensive housing and low income, all of which are extremely important for the present and future generations of Sabahans.

8. Sabah needs a Pakatan Government after the 13th General Election to steer back to the right track so that all Sabahans can truly benefit from the development of Sabah and all her resources.

 

 
Singapore’s households are at their wealthiest, boosted by rising property prices, a report released by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said. Singapore’s households are at their wealthiest, boosted by rising property prices, a report released by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) stated on Friday. Household wealth stood at a record high of $1.471 trillion in the three months to September, up 8.6 per cent from $1.354 trillion in the same period in 2010, said the central bank. Property made up about 50.2 per cent of the household assets, while cash, Central Provident Fund balances, stocks and shares, as well as insurance, formed the other half of households’ assets. Companies and banks were also in the pink of health, with good profits, a strong base of funding and healthy balance sheets.
Sabah road is badly maintain. May I know which company is responsible for the maintenance? Who is monitoring the road condition and how frequent is the monitoring? How much did the government spent on road maintenance and repair this year? Why am I asking. Because its a lousy workmanship and yet the people are still paying for the bad service. This is unbelievable and unfair to the people of Sabah.
Old folks aid is only given to either the husband or the wife in every household. This is not fair and aid should be given to each individual above 60 years old. The said aid should also increase to RM 500 per person due to the high cost of living. I propose that the government give RM200 ang pau or bonus to senior citizen over 60 years old and above, regardless of race or religion. Old folks, disabled, single mother entitle to RM500 each.

In 1998, the budget presented by Datuk Ghapur Salleh is 1,727.35 million. Forest Sector contributed RM611.80 or 35% of the total state revenue. 20 million is allocated for assistance it non-muslim religious organizations and 8 million is made available as grant to private school. I hope that the government can allocate about 30 million to the non-muslim religious organizations and private school in Sabah for the year 2012. In the 20 point agreement, there is no official religion in Sabah but it seems that only Islam getting all the fund and other religion is neglected.

Tuan Speaker,

Saya mohon tidak menyokong bajet 2012 Negeri Sabah yang dicadang dan dibentangkan oleh Menteri Kewangan.

 

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