2020 Sarawak Budget: RM100 million to fund JKKK

Posted on : 04 Nov 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post

The views of the Sarawak State Assembly building taken from the air – Bernama file photo

KUCHING: The Sarawak government will allocate RM100 million in 2020 for the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) to meet their operational expenses, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

This included funds for them to organise their activities, payment for meeting allowance and monthly allowance to the chairman and secretary of JKKK, he explained when tabling the 2020 Sarawak Budget this morning.

“We recognise the important role and significant contribution of JKKK, as a grassroots machinery in helping to ensure the safety and prosperity of our villages,” he told the State Legislative Assembly.

Abang Johari lamented that with the accelerated pace of development happening in the state, the role of JKKK played in the community has become more challenging and critical.

As a result, he said calls for the need to strengthen the administration of JKKK have surfaced in order for them to be well-informed, knowledgeable and proactive.