Laws covering oil and gas industry in Sarawak upstream and downstream

Dateline 2018-07-10, Borneo Post:

Constitutional position

Sarawak boundaries

Article 1(3) FC stipulates that territory of Sarawak would be the territory immediately before Malaysia Day and Sarawak’s boundaries shall not be altered except by a law passed by the State Legislature.

State legislative powers to issue permits and licenses for prospecting for mines; mining leases and certificates. Sarawak government and not federal Parliament or the federal government has the executive powers to issue such permits, licenses or leases for petroleum exploration, prospecting or mining.

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