‘Sarawak can demand from Petronas’

Dateline 2019-12-15, The Sun:

Sarawak has contributed immensely to the success of Petroliam National Bhd (Petronas) over the years and thus, it is only fair for the national petroleum corporation to pay the state-imposed 5% sales tax.

In pointing this out, Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (pix) views Petronas’ reluctance in paying the tax – amounting to RM1.2 billion for the period between January and June this year – as the reason why the state government filing a suit against the company on Nov 21 this year.

“From the statistics, it’s very clear we, Sarawak, contribute hugely to the success of Petronas and therefore, I think all of us agree that the time has come for us to get a little bit of that back to the state – if not more,” she spoke during a public talk on ‘Talking About What Really Matters’, which took place at the Chemsain auditorium along Jalan Rock here on Friday night.

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