PAS MPs are disappointed that the Pakatan Harapan government has ignored Kelantan and Terengganu in Budget 2019.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said this was unfair for the two east coast states.
He said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had talked about balanced regional development but the budget did not reflect that.
“There are no details on projects for the east coast states. I think there may have been negligence in terms of government planning,” said the Kubang Kerian MP.
Tuan Ibrahim said it appeared as if Pakatan Harapan is neglecting the welfare of the opposition-led states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.
“In this budget, we do not know exactly how much is the revenue and expenditure. We are only told the amount that will be spent.
“How much is the real deficit?”
Asked if PAS would reject the budget, Tuan Ibrahim said the party would look into this in detail.
“We will look at the overall budget.
“This budget does not seem to have generated new sources of revenue to boost our country’s economic growth.
“We will take this up during the debate on the budget in Parliament later,” he said.
Tumpat MP Che Abdullah Md Nawi was also disappointed Budget 2019 had nothing to offer Kelantan and Terengganu.
He said this will affect development in the two states.
Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari was upset there was no Kelantan-specific project although Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng himself had said last week that it is a “poor and failed state”.
“So why wasn’t Kelantan mentioned in the budget?
“Why is it there’s no special provision for the construction of a highway or airport enlargement?” – FMT