Kelantan to include 14 questions in oil royalty suit


Dateline 2015-03-13, FMT:

The Kelantan Government has sought the High Court to include 14 questions and issues of law in the hearing of its suit against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) for alleged breach of contract over its oil royalty.

Among others, the questions involve what rights the state government has over petroleum onshore and offshore, prior to the coming into force of the Petroleum Development Act 1974 on October 1, 1974 and the execution of the Kelantan Agreement and Kelantan Grant on May 9, 1975.

The other issues were, whether by refusing to pay cash payments to Kelantan although converting petroleum obtained offshore without paying for them, Petronas had acted in breach of Article 13 of the Federal Constitution.

 

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