Minos: Sarawak has legal right over its O&G according to OIC 1954, up to Putrajaya to challenge

Dato Peter Minos

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KUCHING, May 22: Sarawak has every legal right over its oil and gas (O&G) and territorial waters, according to the Order in Council (OIC) 1954, says political pundit Dato Peter Minos.

With that, he said, it is up to Putrajaya to challenge or bring Sarawak to court if they disagree.

“It is Sarawak’s right to determine how to use its oil and gas wealth. It is Sarawak’s sole right, legally and morally speaking.

“If KL (Putrajaya) is not happy and still wants to keep intact and enforce the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974, Continental Shelf Act (CSA) 1966 and Territorial Sea Act (TSA) 2012, it is up to them to challenge us in court.

“It is not for Sarawak to do so,” he said in a statement today, adding that it is high time the federal government realises that Sarawak, unlike before, wants all its rights to be restored as soon as possible.

Minos, who is also the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman, concurred with a statement by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg yesterday (May 21) that the Sarawak government would not challenge the constitutionality of the PDA, CSA and TSA in court as the onus is on the federal government to dispute Sarawak’s rights over its boundaries. — DayakDaily