KOTA KINABALU: PBS Deputy
President Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili has described the 2004
State Budget as a realistic and pragmatic budget.
The Budget was unveiled by Chief Minister
Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman who is also Finance Minister at
the State Legislative Assembly yesterday.
He said the priorities and strategies of
the Budget were consistent with the Chief Minister’s Halatuju.
“There is increased allocation for agriculture
and rural development as well as continuing stress on sustainable
tourism development,” he said.
“And, it calls for discipline spending and
living within our means,” he added.