In the 16-31st December 2012 edition of Buletin Mutiara, it was stated that the Penang State Government under Pakatan Rakyat control had increased the allocation to the Hal Ehwal Agama Islam department by 300% compared to 2008.
In the graph provided in the freely distributed state bulletin, the following breakdown in allocation was provided:
2008 – RM 25.59 million;
2009 – RM 35.78 million;
2010 – RM 37.85 million;