Sarawak CM sensed that federal government may not avail him the funds to finance his ambitious SCORE projects when the national budget tabled in parliament on August 29.

“Normally, when we cannot get from the federal (government) what we think is of importance to Sarawak, we have to think on our own what to include in our budget.

“That’s how we work,” Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud told Borneo Post after opening a conference at Santubong near here yesterday, when asked to comment on the state government’s expectation of the budget.

He said Sarawak had its own development needs. Taib, who is Finance Minister, said if the state’s needs were reflected in the budget and the state government viewed it as sufficient, Sarawak would not have to come up with a different structure in the state budget.