Dateline 2016-09-15, FMT:
The Suarah Petroleum Group (SPG) is standing firmly behind Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem in pushing for greater Sarawakian participation in the petroleum industry in the state.
Made up of Sarawakian oil and gas professionals, SPG said that while they acknowledged that the State Secretary has been recently nominated to sit on Petronas’s Board of Directors, more should be done.
“…SPG firmly believes that it is high time the State’s petroleum resources be developed by its own petroleum corporation, to ensure that the Chief Minister’s vision of meaningful participation becomes a reality,” it said in an article by the group’s Education, Leadership and Talent Development Bureau, entitled “A Short History of Petroleum in Sarawak.”
SPG argued that there was enough local and global talent in the state to successfully operate and manage the petroleum industry and added, “At the same time, this will allow Sarawak to develop its own ‘Talent Pipeline’ to ensure the sustainable growth and progress of the industry in the state and for the nation.”