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The Sarawakian Government Does Not Expect To Get Much From Putrajaya From #Budget2020

Senior party leaders from the state ruling party told The Star that they will not be attending the tabling of the Budget 2020.

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All MPs From Sarawak Govt Present In Parliament For #Budget2020

Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri was quoted by The Star saying that as Members of Parliament it is their responsibility to be here.

"We have to listen (to the tabling) so we can debate effectively.

"There is no such thing as we don’t want to be here and want to boycott," she added.

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Previously, The Star had reported that today's Budget 2020 tabling will not be attended by the Sarawak government and party leaders from the state ruling party, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)

According to a report in The Star, no senior leaders from the Sarawak government and its component parties, namely Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), will be coming to Kuala Lumpur for the Budget 2020 announcement this afternoon.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (seated, centre).

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According to the PDP deputy president, the Sarawak government is not expecting to get much from Putrajaya in Budget 2020

"No, we are not going to KL for the budget tabling," PDP deputy president Nelson Balang Rining was quoted as saying by the English daily.

"Looks like Putrajaya will not give much to Sarawak from the looks of things."

Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, 8 October, Chief Minister Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had voiced out his resolve that the Sarawak government is confident that it can develop the state with its own resources without a 'walking stick' from Putrajaya

"We can develop Sarawak on our own because we have the resources. The only area that we are lacking is human talent, but if we have that human talent and we know our rights, I think we can be better than Peninsula," Abang Johari was quoted as saying in a report by Borneo Post Online on Wednesday, 9 October.

Johari said that after over five decades of having "the 'tongkat' (walking stick) from Barisan Nasional", it was time for the state to "try without the 'tongkat' of Putrajaya".

"We do on our own. We consolidate and have good policies for the future," he stated.

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SAYS will be covering the #Budget2020. Head over to our Facebook and Twitter account for more updates.

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In the meantime, take a look through last year's budget overview:

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