KUCHING, May 8: The settlement on the agreements in the oil and gas negotiations as well as the sales tax on petroleum products in Sarawak shows that the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is concerned about Sarawak.
Senior Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof in a statement today said this was the good news that was anticipated by Sarawakians, which is in line with Sarawak’s rights enshrined under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
“The negotiated settlement agreement was achieved through a consensus and also the good relationship between the two leaders, both in the state, which was led by the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, and federal level.
“This is a manifestation of how important the people’s interest is to the current ruling government, be it in the federal and state level,” said Fadillah in a statement today.
At the same time, Fadillah, who is also appointed as the representative chairman involved the negotiations together with the Finance Minister also assured his commitment.
He said that as announced by the prime minister, the settlements will also provide a space to the state government to be involved in the oil and gas industry development, together with Petronas.
“My appointment is a mandate and the trust given to me which I will do with full responsibility for the betterment of all,” he added. —DayakDaily.