The BN vows to make Sarawak the richest state. But you know something? Sarawak is already the richest state in the country. But – and there is a big but – the problem lies in income distribution.
This commentary from the Aliran website:
The BN pledges to make Sarawak the richest state in Malaysia.
But, according to the Department of Statistics, Sarawak is already the richest state in Malaysia, outside of WP Kuala Lumpur.
Yes, you read that correctly: The Department of Statistics reports that Sarawak is already the richest state in Malaysia.
According to the department, Sarawak’s GDP per person, a common measure of wealth, amounted to RM30,318 in 2009, higher than Penang’s RM29,569 and Selangor’s RM27,609, and much higher than Johor’s RM18,458. Full article here.