After 49 oil and gas workers test Covid-19 positive, Sarawak says index case, company now under scrutiny

March 23, 2021

Dateline 2021-03-04, Malay Mail:

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will take stern action against an individual and an oil and gas company in Miri, if it is found that standard operating procedures (SOP) were not complied with, its chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today.

He said SDMC is conducting an investigation into the matter after 49 oil and gas workers tested positive for Covid-19 today.

“We will not hesitate to take stern action as a warning to us all,” he told reporters during a media briefing on the Covid-19 situation in the state.

He said this cluster involved a day tripper who failed to comply with the SOP and was exposed to Covid-19 in a high-risk area.

“A total of 49 Covid-19 positive cases identified in the Miri district are from the Baram Oil and Gas Platform.


Uggah: Malaysia committed to B10 biodiesel

March 10, 2016

Dateline 2016-01-19, Malaysiakini:

Malaysia is still committed to its plan to raise its biodiesel mandate to 10 percent despite low oil prices, a senior government official said today.

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said they were in the final stages of consultation with stakeholders on the B10 programme, which mandates a minimum 10 percent of bio content in diesel, and will submit a cabinet paper on this by the end of February.