Sabah, Sarawak want to know calculation for special grants

Jason Santos

Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal (right) and his Sarawak counterpart, Abang Johari Openg, are due to discuss the matter of oil royalty distribution with the prime minister. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, October 14, 2019.

THE Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers have welcomed the increase in special grants under Budget 2020, but want Putrajaya to reveal the formula used to calculate the entitlements.

They said although the revenue entitlement matter was raised in the federal-state committee tasked with relooking the Malaysia Agreement 1963, no calculation method was laid out.

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