The state government has frozen a total of 90 new work permit applications from Petronas non-Sarawakian employees to work at its operations in the state, since the immediate moratorium was put in place on Aug 7.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the state government would only lift the moratorium once discussions with Petronas on Sarawakian employment opportunities have reached the stage of fair consensus.
Uggah, who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Rural Economy, said this when officiating at ‘The Appointment of New Office Bearers 2016-2017 for Federation of Orang Ulu Associations Malaysia Sarawak (FORUM) cum Appreciation Night’ at ParkCity Everly Hotel on Sunday.
“Let’s together regain the rights of Sarawak which have already eroded.
“We are confident that the outcome of these efforts can be seen in the near future, where the people of Sarawak are able to enjoy the benefits through greater participation in Petronas,” he said.
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