KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government allocated RM400 million to Kelantan last year, making it among the states to receive the highest amount. Najib who is also Finance Minister said the sum did not include allocation given to state agencies, compassionate funds and allocations under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
“All RM400 million go into the state government’s coffers; actually this assistance to Kelantan is among the highest that we are giving even though Kelantan is not under Barisan Nasional,” he told the Dewan Rakyat here today during the question and answer session in response to Nasrudin Hassan (PAS-Temerloh) who wanted to know whther the RM400 million allocation to Kelantan was only meant for the state government alone or also for other agencies.
Earlier responding to Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS-Pasir Mas) on the government’s willingness to provide funds for Kelantan to implement its ‘Green Kitchen’ programme, Najib said the government encouraged every effort to assist the people. He said they gave RM400 million in 2015, that’s not little. He also added that they hope the state government would disburse it for programmes that benefit the people.