Dato Sri Celestine Ujang Jilan said the Budget 2009 did not seem to mention anything on lessening the burden of these property players despite them being hit hard by economic factors.

“It does not seem to address the hardship of contractors, especially now that price of building materials has increased drastically,” he said.

This ultimately spells more hardship for more Bumiputera and Dayak contractors whose welfare and interests DCCI are trying to protect, he said when commenting on the Budget yesterday.