Deliver 20% oil royalty first, Pakatan urged

Dateline 2108-07-05, FMT:

The federal government has been urged to deliver on an election campaign promise of granting a 20% oil royalty to Sabah and Sarawak, even as the national petroleum company, Petronas, insists that it has legal rights to oil and gas resources in the whole country.

Johan Ariffin, a former deputy director of Sabah Foundation, said the issue of the ownership would take time to resolve.

However, the Pakatan Harapan campaign promise of 20% oil royalty could be carried out “without much difficulty and should be done first” before the dispute over ownership was resolved, he said.

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