November 28, 2014
Dateline 2014-09-14, Malay Mail:
Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed today challenged the PAS-led state government to show proof for the oil royalty claim bandied about by the party.
“The state government claimed that the Federal Government had denied their right to receive the oil royalty. This is a big lie. They have no right.
“We challenge them to show proof that the Federal Government must pay RM12 billion in oil royalties to Kelantan,” he said during a political talk in Tebing here, tonight.
April 19, 2013
I saw this and wondered, what was PCSB Peninsular Malaysia Operations (PMO) doing, giving out press statements? Dateline 2013-04-02:
The RM12 billion petroleum royalty demand by the Kelantan government is not based on any reasonable grounds, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here today.
The statement said the demand not only was unreasonable from the legal standpoint but also technicalities related to activities for oil and gas extraction in the area concerned.
“According to the law, the state of Kelantan, just as the state of Terengganu and all other states in Peninsular Malaysia, only have rights to demand petroleum royalty if extraction of oil and gas is done not more than three nautical miles from the low tide line or the shore of the state concerned,” it said.
October 16, 2012
Suspicious, really? Noooooo…
A coalition of pressure groups plans to hand the prime minister a petition over the Kelantan oil royalty issue carrying 150,000 signatures on October 3, the news portal Harakahdaily reported yesterday.
Early last month, Putrajaya set up a panel to resolve the long-standing issue that is expected to be a major campaign point for the PAS-led Kelantan state government in the coming general election.
The Kelantan government had previously been suspicious about the Najib administration’s forming of the oil royalty panel so close to the polls and asked for it to finish the probe in three months instead of the earlier planned six months.
On October 3, a convoy lead by the coalition calling itself “Royalti” will converge at the Federal Court in Putrajaya to pledge their support for a fair distribution of oil royalty to Kelantan.
September 17, 2012
Oh, please, what do you mean ‘claim’?
Kelantan state exco Husam Musa has claimed that plans are afoot to build pipes to channel oil resources extracted from Bunga Kamelia zone in Kelantan to Kemaman in Terengganu.
Husam said starting next year, national oil giant Petronas would land gas in Terengganu, after extracting it from Block PM301 in Bunga Kamelia zone, which falls under Kelantan’s territory.