How much actually Federal government had allocated to Sarawak? Was it RM3.7 billion or RM3.4 billion?

Yesterday Najib said RM3.4bil allocation for infrastructure projects in Sarawak under the 10th Malaysia Plan and National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) – repeating what Shafie had told Sarawakians earlier.

Here was Bernama report on Jan 30:

Sarawak has received a fund of RM3.7 billion for its rural development projects for the next three years under the National Key Result Area (NKRA) focus.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the quantum was part of the overall total of RM17 billion received under the Rural NKRA.

Speaking at a meeting with the people at Kampung Noor Islam in Kuala Lawas here, he said Sarawak received quite a substantial allocation because of the scattered

population dispersal besides the size of the state.

It was hoped that the allocation could speed up development efforts on par with the rural areas in peninsular Malaysia, he said.

On Feb 1, the national news agency reported a slightly lower figure.

Sarawak is to receive RM1.7bil to build and upgrade roads and another RM1.7bil to implement power supply projects under the National Key Results Area (NKRA) pertaining to improving basic infrastructure in the rural areas.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said here the state would also get RM9mil to implement projects for the supply of treated water.

Speaking to reporters after attending a development briefing for the Lanang constituency given by its member of parliament, Datuk Tiong Thai King, Sunday night, he said the state would also get RM100mil for housing.

Yesterday Najib said RM3.4bil allocation for infrastructure projects in Sarawak under the 10th Malaysia Plan and National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) – repeating what Shafie had told Sarawakians earlier.

Najib also said Ninety-five percent of Sarawak will be connected with electricity supply and 90% of the state’s households will enjoy treated water by 2012, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.