KUCHING: The formula for the special annual grant to Sabah and Sarawak under Article 112D of the Federal Constitution is still being finalised, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

The views of all parties would be taken into account in determining the formula, including those of Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, he said.

“The Premier (Abang Johari) had submitted a formula based on the financial position of the federal government. If the financial position is good then the payment should be more.

“The formula has not yet been finalised but for now the principle and mechanism are in place,” he told Bernama after handing over donations to the Tiong Hua community here yesterday.

On Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the Federal Government agreed to increase the special grant to Sarawak to RM300mil.