Petronas can play a bigger role in the development of Sarawak and the nation if it attains greater success, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
For this reason, the Prime Minister said he wants Petronas to be more successful as it is “the goose that lays the golden eggs for the nation”.
He said this when addressing Petronas employees in Sarawak at the Civic Centre in conjunction with the national-level Malaysia Day 2016 celebration here.
Present were Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Petronas chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, Petronas Group Chief Executive Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin and over 1,000 Petronas employees.
Najib said Petronas was now a huge company with a high impact in the nation.
He said after its inception in 1974, Petronas made tremendous achievements not only domestically but globally.
“From being just a national oil company, it has transformed itself to be a multi-national and is perhap the only one to be able to make the transition in the whole world.
“It is now present in some 30 diffent countries around the world, helping to develop facilities and talents,” he said.
Najib said Petronas was now the pride and joy of the country and a national icon.
“Now, we have to take care of Petronas. As the prime minister I want this to happen for it to continue to succeed,” he said.