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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sabah and Sarawak take note


On Monday 4th June 2018, Petronas under the new PH Fedral Government has filed in our highest court, the Federal court, to declare that the oil and gas in Sarawak belongs to Petronas, a Federal Government company and not to the Sarawakians and legitimate government of Sarawak.

If this lawsuit succeeds, the ruling will also apply to Sabah.

This is a clear U-Turn on the GE14 promises of PH to give back 20% of all oil royalty to Sabah and Sarawak. PH have also kept silent on their other promises to restore the MA63 rights as well as to give back 50% of tax revenues to Sabah and Sarawak.

This intention is made even clearer when our new PM Mahathir said today that he has no intention to stop Petronas' filing this suit even though he has every power to order Petronas to stop.

Mahathir now says this issue was now an active court case and should be seen to completion.

“The case has gone to the court, up to court to decide,”  said Mahathir.

This is a clear double-standard that betrays PH's and Mahathir's true intention to once again take Sabahans and Sarawakians for granted.

If they can appoint Lim Guan Eng as a finance minister despite him having an ACTIVE court case for 2 counts of corruption, if they intend to get the AG Office to drop the ACTIVE court case against Lim Guan Eng then why can't PH and Mahathir do the same with Petronas' newly filed case against Sarawak?

Also, why is Warisan in Sabah so quiet about this? Betraying Sabahans in order to please Mahathir? Bowing down to Federal Govt is not what Sabahans voted Warisan for.

No more games. No more excuses. All PH needs to do is to honour their own promises in their manifesto to give back 20% oil royalty, 50% of tax revenues and restore all MA63 rights immediately.

Is asking them to honour their own WRITTEN promises as per their OWN manifesto too much to ask?

Why must Sabahans and Sarawakians continue to be lied to and made a fool of with silly excuses such as this?

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