Not necessary to file case over O&G rights in High Court, says Abd Karim


And.. it’s a slow news cycle.

Dateline 2018-06-25, Borneo Post Online:

The Sarawak government does not have to file a case in the High Court to reclaim its rights over oil and gas in the state, said Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

He pointed out that this is because Sarawak has its own special law that’s applicable in the state, namely the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO).

“We have always felt that the OMO can still be used. But on the other side, Petronas feels that the OMO has already been repealed when the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974 was introduced.

“So, why should we be the one to bring the matter to court when the aggrieved party, those who feel that the OMO is not applicable is Petronas?” he questioned when asked to comment on whether the Sarawak government should file a case in the High Court if it is serious about reclaiming its rights over oil and gas in Sarawak.

 

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