The Malaysia's Budget 2013 which will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Parliament this forthcoming Friday is hope to be more balanced particularly in the development of the basic needs and education especially in the rural areas in Sarawak.
Member of Parliament for Santubong Datuk Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that he had high hopes that Prime Minister Najib will tabled out a more friendly Budget to Sarawak on the rural PIA (Infrastruktur Awam) and PIAS (Projek Infrastruktur Asas) development projects and education as most of the facilities at some of remore areas are in very terrible state.
He disclosed that the allocations for PIA and PIAS in Malaysia's 2012 Budget had been significantly reduced compared to the previous year (2011) and had slightly affected the developments in the areas that needed developing.
"In Sarawak, the roads, electric and water facilities have yet not reach some of the remote and rural areas due to the constrain and limited financial allocations from the government this it is the hope of all Sarawakians that suffiecient funding will be allocated to overcome of minimise these situations."
Junaidi, who is also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament who was accompanied by his wife Datin Feona Sim Abdullah said to reporters yesterday after presenting a donation of RM2,500 to Kerni Deli, who's house was destroyed in a fire recently.
Many of the schools, particulary those with hostels in the remote areas in Sarawaks needs major repairing or upgraded to make these structures more suitable for its student to reside and study, he added.
"More techinical and skill based institutionsare needed in Sarawak as in our preparation of becoming a high income state by the year 2020, which is very near (just less than eight year from now) and urging the people to achieve that vision is not enough without providing them with the sufficient facilities to do so."
"I am certain that the Prime Minister would be fair to the Sarawakians and Sabahans by distributing the allocations to boost up the people's ecomimies in both the States in Borneo in the effort to achieving this Nation's vision.
During the visit, Junaidi also presented another cheque (RM3,730), foods and others from the Welfare Department to 51-year-old Kerni, a self-employed man at Taman Mesra Bako in Demak Laut near the city here.