Dateline 2020-09-17, FMT:
Sabah Barisan Nasional election chief Bung Moktar Radin doesn’t understand why Pakatan Harapan has pledged to increase the oil royalty payment for Sabah and Sarawak to 20%, claiming it could not be done.
Bung said increasing the oil royalty for the states was not easy as it involved pre-existing agreements with oil corporations, including international ones.
“We have done our research on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 on oil royalty and there is no way we can get the 20% from the federal government,” he told reporters after a ceramah in this interior Sabah district today.
“The agreement was signed after our independence with international corporations, including big firms from outside the country.