This special offer reported in malaysiakini must be simply too difficult to resist for all states in Malaysia.
In effect, it allows more freedom of the states to develop projects that are more relevant to the needs of the states.
It is a masterly and strategic move and suggests that the future federal government is willing to let go of some of the financial constraints imposed on state governments.
It is definitely more equitable than the raw deal that was handed out to Terangganu and the government should take steps to remedy that unjust act.
I suggest that all states be given back 5 to 10% of all taxes so that projects like the Penang Ferry can be managed at the state level.