Time for Petronas to wake up and respect Sarawak’s rights, says Dr Sim

SUPP top leaders expressed their disappointment with the seemingly small allocation to Sarawak.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 27: It is time for the Petronas Board to wake up and respect Sarawak’s rights, such as the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the spirit of the Federation of Malaysia when four countries namely Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak came together to form Malaysia.

In stating this, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said, Sarawakians have realised about their rights when former Chief Minister, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem triggered it up among the people during his short term in office.

“Sarawakians have been awaken by the late Tok Nan (Pehin Sri Adenan Satem) and continued by present Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg,” said Dr Sim in his Facebook post today.

He was responding to the report on Petronas’ alleged conflict with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin over payment of the Sarawak’s five per cent State Sales Tax (SST) which was estimated to be worth RM2.878 billion for 2019.

Dr Sim, who is also Local Government and Housing Minister, reiterated that Sarawak’s oil and gas industry will continue to flourish even without Petronas.

“Petronas Board needs to know that without Sarawak, there is no Petronas today.

“Some West Malaysian (Malaya) “character” never changed,” said Dr Sim.—DayakDaily