Dateline 2018-006-10, FMT:
Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman Musa Aman says he will instruct the state attorney-general to make an application for the state government to intervene in Petronas’ legal bid to claim ownership over the country’s petroleum resources.
Musa, who signed off as the chief minister, said in a statement that this was to safeguard Sabah’s oil and mineral resources.
“We will deploy all available resources of the state government to ensure that the best interest of Sabah is defended always,” he said.
Petronas is seeking a Federal Court declaration that, among others, that based on the Petroleum Development Act, 1974, it effectively has the exclusive authority over all petroleum activities in Malaysia.