Monday, 17 November 2008

Review Patroleum Act says Majimbun


KUALA LUMPUR: Sepanggar MP Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun has requested the Federal Government to revise the Petroleum Act 1976 to re-determine the oil royalties paid to Sabah for the state’s development.
He said the act should be revised every 10 years by taking into account, the gas pipe routes and fuel volume channeled to Bintulu, Sarawak, through Sabah in the interest of the public.

“Petronas and the Federal Government must see all this, instead of just saying they will pay the five per cent royalty,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.

Meanwhile, Tawau MP Datuk Chua Soon Bui said she supported the motion by Eric to cancel the 500km gas pipes from Kimanis, Sabah to Bintulu, Sarawak, costing RM3 billion.

She said the RM3 billion could be used to build more low-cost housing for the very poor families and for the improvement of basic infrastructures in Sabah.

2 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Agreed. Be fair.

Anonymous said...

Is this in preparation for the 13th general election?

http://www.newsabahtimes.com.my/nstweb/fullstory/23563

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