Set deadline for getting 20% oil royalty, says Kitingan


Dateline 2018-07-20, FMT:

Opposition Sabah politician Jefferey Kitingan has proposed two dates by which the Pakatan Harapan federal government may honour its manifesto promise of a 20% oil royalty payment to Sabah and other oil-producing states.

Kitingan, president of the local STAR party, suggested Sept 1 or Jan 1 as the date by which oil royalty should be paid, and urged Parti Warisan Sabah, allies of Pakatan Harapan, to push for a firm date.

However, an activist for states’ rights has questioned whether the federal government would pay royalties or a share of the profits earned by national oil company Petronas.

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