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Guan Eng denies claims bumiputra, rural development allocations cut in Budget 2019


PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) has dismissed claims that the government sidelined the bumiputra community and reduced allocations for rural development in Budget 2019.

He said certain quarters were trying to confuse the people by pointing out that the allocation for the Rural and Regional Development Ministry (RRDM) under the Barisan Nasional administration) in 2018 was RM9.5bil, while the budget for the Rural Development Ministry (RDM) in 2019 is only RM8.4bil.

   

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