#prnsarawak The Federal Government never neglected the welfare of rural folks in Sarawak as claimed by the opposition pact.

Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today clarified that his ministry had allocated a substantial amount of funds for rural development for the state.

The ministry had also allocated RM 300 million for a Housing Assistance Programme, whereby RM 88 million or 30 percent will be disbursed to Sarawak.

He added these two initiatives are proof that people in rural areas of the state have never been deprived.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri also said it was important to ensure that the Federal and state governments were represented by the same party to ensure sustainable development programmes.