Allocation for Sarawak were slightly higher than usual in the 2009 budget, but none of those I’ve been talking have high hope for it. Many seen it as an attempted by Abdullah to cling-on to power than a “rakyat budget”.
Thing like free electricity, a percentage point income tax cut really doesn’t mean much for Sarawakians to shout out considering the current high inflation. Government often delayed strategic development projects at their fancy. Take for example the above SMK Sebauh construction.
It’s been delayed for several years and seem to be revived only recently. You know why – because state election is coming!