Hornbill Unleashed

July 23, 2018

Oil royalty: Wan Azizah dismisses claims of U-turn

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

The Pakatan Harapan government is committed to fulfil the promises made in its election manifesto, including on the distribution of oil revenue for Sabah, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She said the government was in the midst of establishing a mechanism on the matter.

Asked on whether PH had made a U-turn in connection with the oil royalty promise, she said: “No, no… I have to refer back to the PM (Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad) because it is in our manifesto.

“But we have to think of the coffers of the country and then see how we can fulfil it properly and not make empty promises.

“We are committed because it is in our manifesto but how to pay it is something else,” she said after launching a seminar in Tuaran near here today.

On Thursday, Mahathir announced in Parliament that the PH-led federal government would honour its promise to provide 20% royalty to petroleum-producing states.

But later, he clarified the statement, saying the 20% payment would be based on profit instead of royalty.

Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal, who welcomed Mahathir’s first announcement, has reserved comments on the matter pending discussions with the prime minister.

Meanwhile, Wan Azizah said PH will be using the PKR logo for the Sungai Kandis by-election in Selangor.

“We used PKR’s logo in the last election so it will be the same (for Sungai Kandis),” she said.

The Sungai Kandis by-election on Aug 4 will be a three-cornered fight between PKR, Barisan Nasional and an independent candidate.

The candidates are Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni (PKR), Lokman Noor Adam (BN) and K Murthy (independent).

The by-election is being held following the death of assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of PKR, who died of cancer on July 2.

Source : The FMT Online




  1. For many years and decades the Umno leaders have made use of race and religion to camouflage their all kinds of thieving and cheating activities. They use government agencies as their ATM machines. They never admit their wrongdoings even after being defeated in election and outsted from the government. They are cheeky and shameless.They still resort to using race and religion to continue to lie and cheat the Malays. Aren’t the Malay Muslims in the country smart enough to come out openly condemning the crooks?or they prefer to remain silent and let the crooks have their way?

    Comment by Hattan — July 29, 2018 @ 4:59 PM | Reply

  2. Is it true that Najib is NOT a thief? Then why do multiple foreign governments pursue 1MDB? Why did Najib derail the investigations into 1MDB? Why did Najib reserve ultimate financial power to himself as Chairman of a second Board overseeing 1MDB?

    Comment by Hamzah — July 24, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | Reply

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