KUCHING: The perception held by several quarters that Sarawak is a rich state but its people are poor are not accurate, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“It’s a paradox; yes, Sarawak is rich when you look at it per capita, but you must realise that the gross domestic product (GDP) derived from goods and services also include proceeds from oil and gas.

“All of this goes to Putrajaya through Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), so this does not fully represent the state’s economy.

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‘Rich state, poor people’ notion untrue