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 now! The PDF version is here

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

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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CM mum over Petronas meeting

October 15, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-25, Borneo Post:

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has revealed that Petronas met him after it failed to get the application for leave from the Federal Court.

He, however, declined to reveal what was discussed during the meeting.

“Yes, they did come to see me recently, after the Federal Court’s decision, but I cannot reveal what was discussed during the meeting.

“Of course, we discussed some of the win-win-proposals together. We are not that greedy.

“Okay that is our right. Petronas wants to take and sell the oil, which is our right, so they have to negotiate with us,” he told a press conference after launching the Land and Survey Department’s Innovation and Integrity Day here yesterday.


Dear Mahathir, it’s time to end fuel subsidies

October 14, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-23, Eco-Business:

It’s been just over two months since the people—or the rakyat—voted the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition into power.

Malaysia’s 14th general election has brought many firsts for the country. Among them is the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC). Helmed by Cambridge-educated engineer Yeo Bee Yin, it is the first time climate change has been given prominence in the naming of a ministry. It’s a small win in our fight against climate change, but much more needs to be done.

Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline: Get our money’s worth, says MP

October 13, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-23, FMT:

A Sabah MP has urged the government to renegotiate the terms for the Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) with China.

Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin also wanted the authorities to continue probing the multi-billion ringgit project to determine if there were any suspicious dealings or connections.

“Renegotiate the terms with China, the project developer, as we have paid about 85% of the money but the real work done has only been 13%… we can’t just waste the money with nothing to show.


Don’t be too happy about 20% royalty yet, says PBS

October 12, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-21, FMT:

An official of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has advised oil-producing states to be cautious about the announcement of 20% petroleum royalty to be disbursed by the federal government.

Christopher Mandut, acting head of PBS Youth, told FMT that the payment might not amount to as much as everyone believed, compared to the 5% cash payment already being made.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that the oil states would be paid 20% of profits derived from petroleum extraction.

Set deadline for getting 20% oil royalty, says Kitingan

October 11, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-20, FMT:

Opposition Sabah politician Jefferey Kitingan has proposed two dates by which the Pakatan Harapan federal government may honour its manifesto promise of a 20% oil royalty payment to Sabah and other oil-producing states.

Kitingan, president of the local STAR party, suggested Sept 1 or Jan 1 as the date by which oil royalty should be paid, and urged Parti Warisan Sabah, allies of Pakatan Harapan, to push for a firm date.

Diving Tenggol 2018-07 Pt 2 of 4

October 10, 2018

Oil royalty or profit-sharing: which will pay more?

October 9, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-21, FMT:

A Borneo daily reported that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has cast doubt over his own announcement in the Dewan Rakyat about the oil royalty issue. The confusion started when Mahathir answered questions from MPs and mentioned oil royalty at the beginning of his answers and later profit sharing in his conclusion.

“Everybody will get 20% of the profit from their area. If their area produces a small amount, then they will have 20% of profit from that area. But it is the profit,” Dr Mahathir told reporters.

East Malaysians rejoiced on hearing “oil royalty” but now it’s “profit-sharing”. There is a big difference between the two and it is important for the respective oil-producing states to seek clarification.