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Monday, August 15, 2016

Deputy CM: Petronas-Sarawak govt meeting fruitful

KUCHING - The Sarawak government and Petronas had a “fruitful” meeting today over the oil producer’s group-wide restructuring exercise, which alleged unfairly impacted employees from the state.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas said both parties will have another meeting this Saturday to deliberate further on the issue, which was first highlighted by the Suarah Petroleum Group.

“The meeting was productive; we will meet again on Saturday to iron out all the issues down to the finest detail,” said Uggah in a statement today.

Uggah was representing the Sarawak government together with State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani during the closed-door meeting.

Led by Petronas’ Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (Upstream) Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib, delegates from the oil firm included its Senior Vice President (Group Human Resource Management) Datuk Raiha Azni Abdul Rahman and Senior Vice President (Corporate Strategy) Adif Zulkifli.

It was reported that the state government would temporarily freeze new applications for work permits by non-Sarawak workers in Petronas following complaints that the company was being unfair to its Sarawakian staff in its restructuring exercise.

© New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd

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