CM dismisses pledge of taxation revenues to S’wak in PH manifesto

Posted on : 12 Apr 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Abang Johari (centre) shaking hands with participants upon his arrival. – Photo by Chimon Upon

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has dismissed the pledge of taxation revenues to Sarawak in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) election manifesto.

The state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman said today that he wondered why national PH chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was former primer minister for 22 years since 1981, did not think of the sharing of revenues when the latter was still in power.

“They talked about giving 50 per cent of revenues collected in Sarawak back to us and 20 per cent of oil and gas royalties to Sarawak.

“He was the prime minister for 22 years, and he did not give us what he promises now. What makes you think that he is going to fulfill the promises which he did not even come up with when he was in office?” he said when closing the Certificate in Rural Governance Sarawak zone course at Dewan Arena Gemilang Putra, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak here.

Abang Johari added that Dr Mahathir, unlike Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, took no initiative to implement the Pan Borneo Highway for Sarawak during the former’s 22-year tenure.

“So be careful with who you’re voting for. This is not campaigning but I just want to remind you all,” added the Chief Minister.