PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has extended more help to the opposition-held states compared to the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
He was responding to calls made by the Kelantan DAP pro tem chairman Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for the federal government to be fair to all states, including those currently helmed by opposition parties.
According to Lim, the people should look at the amount of funding allocated by the PH-led federal government to these opposition states which were higher compared to when they were administered by BN.
“Look at what the (PH) government has been doing. Actually the government has been paying more attention to these states than the previous (BN) government. The fund given was more than the previous government,” he told the media after a briefing on the “e-Tunai Rakyat” programme, here today.
Last year, the federal government allocated RM13.05 billion to states that needed more development namely Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak.