February 14, 2020
Dateline 2019-12-15, The Sun:
Sarawak has contributed immensely to the success of Petroliam National Bhd (Petronas) over the years and thus, it is only fair for the national petroleum corporation to pay the state-imposed 5% sales tax.
In pointing this out, Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (pix) views Petronas’ reluctance in paying the tax – amounting to RM1.2 billion for the period between January and June this year – as the reason why the state government filing a suit against the company on Nov 21 this year.
“From the statistics, it’s very clear we, Sarawak, contribute hugely to the success of Petronas and therefore, I think all of us agree that the time has come for us to get a little bit of that back to the state – if not more,” she spoke during a public talk on ‘Talking About What Really Matters’, which took place at the Chemsain auditorium along Jalan Rock here on Friday night.
February 11, 2020
Dateline 2019-12-14, Malay Mail:
The Sarawak government will not consider buying stakes in Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) assets in the state’s territorial waters, Law, State-Relations and Projects Monitoring Assistant Minister Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said last night.
She said there is nothing to be happy about with the offer mentioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the federal government intended to sell stakes in Petronas to Sarawak and Sabah.
August 20, 2018
Dateline 2018-06-17, FMT:
Sarawak will use documents related to the 1963 Malaysia Agreement which were found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.
State Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali said the documents, discovered by a team of lawyers which she led, could serve as evidence on the state’s rights.
“We will definitely use the documents that we obtained in London; they are certified true copies not just photostated. These will be used to assist us as evidence later in court,” she said when asked about Sarawak’s preparations in facing Petronas’ attempt in the Federal Court to seek a declaration that the Petroleum Development Act 1974 was also valid for the petroleum industry in Malaysia.