Shout Out: MOGEC Talk 2018-11

November 2, 2018

MOGEC will be hosting a talk titled ‘A Trade War and An Austerity. Where to hide?’  by Peck Boon Soon. Those of you whose gut reaction is ‘under our beds’ should come.

The talk will be on 15th November (Thursday) from 12pm to 3pm at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (you know you want to go there).

CAFEO 36 (Singapore), Malaysian Delegation Opportunities

September 26, 2018

Since I’m the Asean Engineer Register (AER) Ambassador to Singapore this year, and have been roped into assisting enriching people’s coffers, I expect you to participate in CAFEO36, especially in having an exhibition space. We’ve worked hard so that the cost is within cost recovery limits, so register before 26th October! The PDF version is here.

Yes, I am a political appointee. What of it?

Yes, I am a political appointee. What of it?

Other documents you require:

MATRADE Export Acceleration Mission Announcement
Registration Form – MATRADE Trade Mission
Tentative programmes – EAM to singapore

Extract from “Tuah Jebat” – Warisan Perintis

November 5, 2016


Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) telah mengakhiri era kewujudan mereka apabila termaktub semua perjanjian PSC yang selebihnya. Pada masa mereka merangka dan merundingkan PSC, yang turut tertubuh ialah Jabatan Pemasaran Antarabangsa atau “International Marketing Department (IMD)” bagi mengagih minyak mentah ke pasaran antarabangsa dan Jabatan Pemasaran Dalam Negeri atau “Domestic Marketing Department (DMD)” untuk penjualan bahan petroleum di dalam negeri, khususnya melalui stesen-stesen servis.


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Will oil royalty finish off Malaysia’s PETRONAS?

November 15, 2018

Dateline 2018-08-31, The Asean Post:

Every time Malaysia’s national oil and gas company PETRONAS declares a profit, the nation’s four oil-producing states will clamour for a bigger slice of the pie than the current five percent royalty they are receiving.

The subject rose again following the unexpected victory of the Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) in the country’s May 2018 general election, ending the 61-year continuous rule of the National Front (Barisan Nasional). As part of its election manifesto, the Alliance of Hope coalition promised to increase the oil royalty to 20 percent and to review Malaysia’s Petroleum Development Act of 1974 (PDA) if it came into power.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the new government of Malaysia will pay the oil-producing states 20 percent but it will be calculated based on profits derived from those states, and not revenue.

Diving Tenggol 2018-09 Pt 1 of 6

November 14, 2018

Sarawak’s oil, Sarawak’s soil, so let us decide, says Nancy

November 13, 2018

Cool slogan. Can I steal it?

Date 2018-08-29, FMT:

Sarawakians should be the ones dictating how much oil royalty it will get as the oil is in their soil, said Sarawak MP Nancy Shukri.

Nancy, who is Batang Sadong MP, said a lot of Sarawakians were of the view that the state had been enriching West Malaysians and as a result the state had become backward and has not been getting much.

“Sarawakians have been talking. They say, ‘we see the Petronas Twin Towers, but look at us. Where are we?’

“That is why Sarawakians are now very aggressive and protective about their reserves. We explain why the Malaysia Agreement 1963 is still important because Sabah and Sarawak are still very backward in terms of development.

Future of SMDS depends on three areas

November 12, 2018

Dateline 2018-08-29, Borneo Post:

The future of Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) depends on three areas, says Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Iain Lo.

One, to remain competitive SMDS must continued its technology development programme.

“We have an active programme in our research labs in Amsterdam and here in Bintulu SMDS to ensure that SMDS can compete with a new generation of coal to liquids plant from China,” he said during the SMDS 25th anniversary gala dinner here on Monday.

Secondly, in terms of product development, SMDS must find more innovative and high value uses for its unique products.

“We rely on our own research and development in the US, our distributors and customers and also learning institutions,” Lo added. “A good example is our collaboration with UNIMAS, which has helped us develop an application in 3D printing for Sarawax.”

Students Jertih to take part in nuclear congress in Russia

November 11, 2018

Tahniah, anak muda!

Dateline 2018-08-26, The Sun:

Although they will be put on stage in front of seniors and experts in nuclear science, three students from a fishing village in Terengganu are determined to make the best presentation at the ‘Rosatom Youth Congress’ in Russia on Monday.

Having won a student competition during the ‘Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes’ international conference held in South Korea in May, Muhammad Syazwan Mat Sidek, 17, Muhammad Anuar Abd Ghani, 17, and Safyyah Muhammad Nasir, 16, are determined to spread awareness on the benefits of nuclear technology.

Looking at the proficiency in English and confidence on stage while in South Korea, many may have thought that the students of SMK Kuala Besut were from an urban area, but Muhammad Anuar and Safyyah’s parents are only small-time businessmen at the Jertih market while Muhammad Syazwan is the son of a teacher.

Muhammad Syazwan said there was no time limit given to them to make their presentation at the congress in Saint Petersburg, unlike the competition in South Korea, where they were given 13 minutes, including a question and answer session.


Dr M: ECRL and Sabah gas pipeline projects cancelled

November 10, 2018

Dateline 2018-08-21, NST:

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the multi-billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) projects are cancelled for now.

The prime minister said Chinese President Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang understood the reasons behind the cancellation of the two Chinese government-backed projects.

“I have explained to them and they understood the situation and accepted them,” Dr Mahathir told journalists at the end of his five-day official visit to China.

“Initially, there were some misunderstandings but now they understood why we do it. I don’t think China wants us to be bankrupt,” said Dr Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir said the projects involved huge amounts of money and Malaysia does not really need them at the moment, amid the country’s financial situation with high debt left by the previous government.

Hess Corp’s S-E Asia assets attract bid interest

November 9, 2018

Dateline 2018-08-21, The Star:

The South-East Asian offshore natural gas assets of US oil and gas producer Hess Corp, estimated to be worth as much as US$5bil, have attracted takeover interest from firms including Thailand’s PTTEP PCL and Austrian energy group OMV AG, people familiar with the matter said.

Hess, which has a collection of gas fields in North Malay Basin in offshore Malaysia and in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) with 50% equal partner Petronas, has not yet decided whether to sell the assets, according to financial and industry sources.