Hornbill Unleashed

August 22, 2016

Petronas confident of resolving Sarawak employment issue ‘soon’

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

File picture of Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (far left), who said today that Petronas had been engaging the Sarawak state government over claims of discrimination by Sarawakians. — Bernama picPetronas expressed confidence today that the issue on the employment of Sarawakians in the company’s projects in the state involving allegations of discrimination will be resolved “soon”.

Speaking during a media briefing on Petronas’ latest financial results, Petronas CEO Datuk Seri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said that the national oil and gas company had been engaging the Sarawak state government actively over the past two weeks.

“We are very hopeful and confident this will be resolved soon,” he said, without elaborating.

Following purported complaints made by some Sarawakian employees of Petronas on the company’s alleged discrimination against local workers, the Sarawak state government issued a moratorium on work permits for Petronas workers from Peninsula Malaysia.

“There have been very extensive engagement over the past two weeks,” Wan Zulkiflee said.

However, Wan Zulkiflee did not divulge details regarding any ongoing discussions and instead said that an announcement will be made publicly once a resolution is reached.


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