Dateline 2017-08-29, The Malaysian Insight:
SARAWAK is expected to publicise oil concessions, having settled a legal question over ownership of a continental shelf off its shores, as soon as the general election is called, said a prominent political analyst.
Professor James Chin, director at the Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania, was speaking on newly-formed state oil company Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), whose board members were announced by the state government last Friday.
“Sarawak recently set up Petros because it is preparing for the day the federal government will recognise that the continental shelf belongs to Sarawak, so there’s a commercial entity ready to take over immediately.
“But the reason why all this is not announced because the election is not yet announced. Once the election is announced, all these concessions will be announced to the public,” he said.