Hornbill Unleashed

August 15, 2016

State govt freezes work permits of 90 non-Sarawakian Petronas employees

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:02 PM

STILL COMMITTED: Petronas remains committed to using Brent as a benchmark for buying and selling oil even amid accusations of price fixing. — Bloomberg photo (File photo)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.

Norni Mahadi, reporters@theborneopost.com

1 Comment »

  1. Sarawak should also start freezing work permit for West Malaysian teachers and other civil servnats in Sarawak. Sarawak schools and federal offices are full of MalaysanS And 40,000 Swakiana are forced tro work in Johor alone!

    Comment by Al — August 16, 2016 @ 7:08 AM | Reply

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