Soo urges GPS to reveal terms of ‘secretive’ CSA with Petronas

Lina Soo (file photo)

KUCHING, Oct 7: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led Sarawak government seems to have taken a complete U-turn in reclaiming the State’s oil and gas (O&G) ownership.

Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo claimed the State had surrendered its sovereignty through the ‘secretive’ Commercial Settlement Agreement (CSA) with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).

“Our (Sarawak’s) gas resource is being expropriated from under our noses, continuing the decades of exploitation of our natural resources,” she said.

Soo was responding to an Oct 5 report that Petronas’ floating LNG Unit Satu (FLNG Satu) had successfully loaded its 50th LNG cargo on Sept 25 produced from Kanowit.

Petronas also disclosed that PFLNG Satu had exported nearly 3.18 million tonnes of LNG from the Kebabangan, offshore Sabah, and Kanowit gas fields since 2017.

Thus, Soo again urged the GPS government to disclose the terms of the CSA signed Dec 7 as it concerns the rights of all people of Sarawak.

“Can we trust the GPS administration to look after the interests of the Sarawak people over our oil and gas resources when they don’t even dare to reveal what arrangement is reached with Petronas?

“What is (the need for) the hush-hush and secrecy, unless there is something to hide from the people,” she said in a statement today.

She added that no ‘secretive’ commercial settlement can ever right the injustice inflicted upon the people of Sarawak as the State suffers economic loss every day. — DayakDaily