March 29, 2022
Dateline 2022-02-08, FMT:
Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has called upon Kelantan menteri besar Ahmad Yakob and ministers to speak up on the issue of the oil royalty claim.
He said these oil royalties were needed to develop the state.
“I have raised this issue many times. The menteri besar and Cabinet ministers from Kelantan, from both PAS and Umno, should speak up on the oil royalty issue, but everyone remains silent about it.
“We also need to question why the respective party leaders in Putrajaya do not say anything about this,” Zaid said in a video posted on Facebook.
March 22, 2022
Dateline 2022-02-07, FMT:
The Kelantan PAS Youth wing says payment of oil royalties to the state by the federal government is the right of the people and should not be used as a political bait.
Commenting on former law minister Zaid Ibrahim’s statement asking the voters to kick PAS out if they want the royalty payments, state PAS Youth chief Kamal Mohamad said such a decision must not be tied to the party which is ruling the state.
He said the people of Kelantan had previously been betrayed by the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) government when it was in power by restricting the granting of oil royalties.
March 15, 2022
Let’s resalt this old would.
Dateline 2022-01-17, FMT:
The row over oil royalty for Kelantan has been revived by those who claim the state has been unfairly deprived of what it deserves, and that it has affected the state’s development.
The Kelantan government and like-minded activists have been demanding the oil royalty for decades, only for it to be dismissed repeatedly by Putrajaya, on the ground that oil is extracted outside Kelantan’s territorial waters.
January 5, 2022
Dateline 2021-11-26, FMT:
The Kelantan state government has expressed disappointment with Putrajaya’s confirmation that Petronas will not be paying any oil royalty to the state.
Finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz had said yesterday that there will be no oil royalty payment to any state in the peninsula, including Kelantan.
He said Kelantan would continue to receive “wang ehsan” (goodwill payment) for petroleum produced off its coast.
Kelantan deputy menteri besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said Tengku Zafrul’s announcement, which was published in HarakahDaily, was shocking.
October 24, 2020
Dateline 2020-09-20, Malay Mail:
Parti Amanah Negara’s Datuk Husam Musa said he will submit four proposals on Kelantan’s economic development related to the oil and gas (O&G) industry to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Husam, who is Kota Baru Amanah chief and adviser to the party, said the proposals that will be sent following the conclusion to the Sabah state election, were previously submitted to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by way of four letters last year.
“Even though Kelantan is under the leadership of PAS, I as a senator have written at least four letters to Dr Mahathir in an effort to further improve Kelantan’s economy.
“God willing these proposals will be submitted after the Sabah state election. If before this I have not copied to the state government, it will be sent to the mentri besar this time,” he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.
January 17, 2020
Dateline 2019-11-19, NST:
Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and Kelantan state are in a tussle over some RM1 billion (S$330 million) a year demanded by the east coast state, in a tug of war over “oil royalties” that may well decide the political future of the east coast state.
Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), a federal opposition party that has controlled Kelantan for 29 years wants the funds from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government, as promised in PH’s election manifesto.
July 15, 2019
Dateline 2019-06-17, Malay Mail:
The Kelantan government is confident the federal government will pay the petroleum royalty to the state despite several postponements, said Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
He said the Kelantan government would adopt the approach of waiting for the latest decision from the federal government after all procedures linked to the withdrawal of a oil royalty lawsuit against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) was completed.
June 30, 2019
Dateline 2019-05-21, Malay Mail:
The Kelantan government hopes that its oil royalty lawsuit against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), which has been withdrawn, will be fully settled soon.
Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said the matter should have been settled by now, but due to some technical issues, it had not.
June 25, 2019
Dateline 2019-05-18, Malay Mail:
Kelantan has withdrawn its oil royalty lawsuit against national petroleum company Petronas, the state government’s lawyer Aleeya Elyana Ahmad Mahreez confirmed.
But she said the PAS-led state government is proceeding with the lawsuit against the federal government, which is named as the second defendant, Berita Harian reported today.
The matter was raised at the Federal Court during case management involving Petronas yesterday.
September 30, 2018
Dateline 2018-07-13, Malaysiakini:
The Kelantan government should take advantage of the federal government’s approval for the petroleum royalty to be channelled to Kelantan for the benefit of the people in the state, said Kelantan Pakatan Harapan chairman Husam Musa.
He said the state government should present a proposal on how it planned to use the royalty so that the people would know how they were going to benefit from it.