Sabah BN oil royalty slip up


Dateline, 2014-03-31, FMT:

The opposition leaning NGO, Movement for Change Sabah (APS), is urging MPs from Sabah, especially those from Barisan Nasional (BN), not to be scared of demanding more payment for oil and gas extracted from the state.

Former Senator and current APS deputy president Maijol Mahap, said over the weekend that the 5% royalty his still poorly developed state is getting from Petronas is pittance and an injustice that should be corrected.

Maijol, once a BN leader until he resigned in 2012, said this in response to the pointed request by Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem and later echoed by a group of youth leaders of Sabah BN component parties but not Umno.

He stressed that there’s no point in second echelon leaders in the BN parties shouting about it in Sabah. He said it would make a difference if their top leaders raised the matter in the parliament.

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