Dr Hatta’s Blog - Sabah Bergelora
We are certain that the complains from
Selasa, 2008 Mei 13 - rendered into English by e-team
Sunday, 01 June 2008
State Barisan Nasional component party leaders, who met Abdullah here on April 17, had unanimously asked for the abolition of the Sabah Federal Development Department (JPPS) and its operations be placed directly under the state government’s supervision.
The Prime Minister’s Department formed JPPS during the PBS administration when
Like Kelantan, when the state fell to Semangat 46 and PAS, JPP was established to plan, coordinate and monitor implementation of federal government development projects. At the press conference yesterday, Abdullah explained that he decided to abolish the department (JPPS) after considering the state government’s request.
The Incentives In Brief:
Abolition of the Department of Federal Development
- Abolilion of the Department of Federal Development Sabah (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan Sabah, JPPS) with immediate effect
- The Sabah State Development Office (SDO) will handle the Prime Minister’s special allocations and monitor implementation and progress of federal government projects.
- The allocation from the Federal Government 11 different ministries would be channeled directly to the various
- a high-powered Cabinet committee to tackle the illegal immigrants to be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Datuk will discuss and solve the perennial illegal immigrants problem in the state.
- Two additional temporary detention center would be built in
Sabahthe number of five.
Measures for Poverty Eradication
- Form a Focus Group for poverty eradication.
- Use a new distribution formula for development in future.
- He also announced that a 300MW (Megawatt) power station would be built in Kimanis, Papar, under a joint venture with Petronas and Yayasan Sabah.
Special additional allocation
- The prime minister also announced a RM1 billion allocation from the prime minister’s special allocation to be distributed according to development requirements in
Sabah. The funds would be managed by the Prime Minister’s Department.
- As well as an additional RM400,000 allocation for each state constituency.
- The Prime Minister also announced a Professor from
Sabah, Datuk Profesor Kamaruzaman Ampong appointment as the new Vice Chancellor for Universiti Malaysia Sabah berkuat effective 18 Jun.
The PAS state government of Kelantan welcome the move. Kelantan Local Government, Tourism and Culture Committee Chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi must have had strong reasons for fulfilling
Takiyuddin said, "With the abolition, development projects can now be implemented more smoothly and faster.We hope the same decision can be made in the case of Kelantan because the establishment of the department had caused an overlap of authority."
Terengganu is facing a similar problem which is slightly different. The ‘Oil royalty’ is not going to the state government. Somehow after PAS took over for one term, the ‘Oil royalty’ was changed to ‘wang ehsan’ and it passed through a third party and claimed to have been utilized for undertaking development projects or projects that are beneficial to the people. It was not given back to the state though the BN had ruled the state for a term before the last election.
How long will Kelantan and Terengganu have to wait, before things are corrected? Or is the federal government bent in trying to punish the people of Kelantan for not voting his party into power in the state? Again lest we forgot, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was given the nickname of “the father of announcement” in his previous term in office. There are many things yet to be seen, for instance – will there be ‘hidden hands’ between the Prime Minister coffers and the