PDA 1974 should be rejected as revenue derived from O&G to S’wak is insufficient – Rayong

Dateline 2020-09-13, Borneo Post:

The Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA 1974) should be rejected as the revenue derived from oil and gas (O&G) resources to the state was considerably insufficient, said Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth chief Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa.

“We assessed the annual sale value of oil and gas resources from Sarawak at normal time could reach at least RM70 billion, almost exceeding 30 per cent of the total annual operating revenue of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas),” said Rayong during a PSB seminar on Malaysia Agreement 1963, PDA 1974 and Native Customary Rights land at a restaurant in Crown Square here today.

Rayong pointed out the state only received about RM3 to RM3.5 billion in its five per cent annual royalty from oil and gas resources and another RM3 billion from the five per cent state sales tax imposed on petroleum products in 2019.

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