KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor lauded the  Federal Cabinet’s decision to give full autonomy to Sabah and Sarawak for development  projects under RM50 million. 

“It is another good news announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on top  of the handing over of regulatory power of our gas resources.  

“It will definitely help in the approval and implementation of development projects that  have always been impeded by cumbersome red tape before,” said the Chief Minister. 

In spirit of the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63), this is indeed good news, he added. 

Hajiji disclosed that he and his Sarawak counterpart would be meeting with the Prime  Minister to finalise a few matters under the MA63, among them the special grant issue. 

He also noted that the working and review committees on MA63 will continue under the  chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. 

Other good news expected, he said was the additional allocation for the Pan Borneo  highway projects for Sabah to speed up its completion. 

In a press conference after chairing the first Cabinet meeting for this year, Anwar  announced that full autonomy would be given to Sabah and Sarawak for projects under  RM50 million with proper compliance with the established monetary regulations.