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Sarawak leaders divided over state’s actions to defend its rights

IN March last year, the Sarawak government established the state’s own oil and gas exploration company, Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), modelled after national oil company Petronas.

While many Sarawakians were trying to figure out what role the company would play alongside Petronas, which has absolute monopoly over the state’s carbon resources, alarm bells were reported to be ringing in the Twin Towers and Putrajaya on the Sarawak government’s intent.

Source: https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/131882

Sejarah industri minyak, gas Sarawak bermula dengan telaga ‘Old Lady’

Telaga minyak pertama di Sarawak yang dikenali sebagai 'Old Lady' di Miri mula beroperasi pada 22 Disember 1910.

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KUCHING: Sejarah perjalanan Sarawak dalam industri minyak dan gas bermula dengan pengoperasian telaga minyak pertama yang dikenali sebagai “Old Lady” di Miri pada 22 Disember 1910.

Kilang penapisan minyak pertama Sarawak dibina Shell di Tanjung Lobang, Miri, dan kemudiannya berpindah ke Lutong, Miri.

Pada 1920, Rajah mengeluarkan apa yang dikenali sebagai “Perintah Konsesi Shell” yang menetapkan kawasan di Miri sebagai penerokaan dan perlombongan minyak oleh Sarawak Oilfields Limited, dimiliki Shell.

Pada 1930-an, Belanda dan British memulakan penerokaan luar pesisir minyak Baram.

Pada 1952, kerajaan penjajah Sarawak mengeluarkan pajakan minyak dalam bentuk surat ikatan kepada Medan Minyak Sarawak, memberikan syarikat kebebasan, hak dan keistimewaan untuk meneroka dan mengendalikan semua petroleum yang terletak di dalam atau di bawah atau di seluruh wilayah yang terdiri daripada jajahan Sarawak, termasuk tanah di bawah semua perairan wilayah.

Pada 1954, Queen-in-Council meluluskan Perintah Sarawak (Perubahan Sempadan) untuk memperluaskan sempadan Sarawak bagi memasukkan dasar laut dan tanah bawahnya yang terletak di bawah laut bersebelahan perairan wilayah Sarawak.

Pada 1958, Majlis Negeri (kini dikenali sebagai Dewan Undangan Negeri) meluluskan Ordinan Perlombongan Minyak bagi menyediakan peruntukan lebih baik dalam undang-undang berkaitan perlombongan minyak di Sarawak dan pelantar benuanya.

Pada 1960, penerokaan berkembang dari darat ke luar pesisir, dengan Orient Explorer menjadi pelantar penggerudian mudah alih pertama yang digunakan.

Pada 1963, medan Baram menjadi medan luar pesisir pertama, dan pada 1965, Miri menjadi bandar pertama dengan sistem paip gas.

Pada 1968, West Lutong mengeluarkan minyak luar pesisir pertamanya.

Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd diperbadankan pada 1978, dan kargo eksport pertama dihantar pada Januari 1983.

Pada 1979, Terminal Minyak Mentah Bintulu menjadi projek perindustrian utama pertama memulakan pembinaan di Tanjung Kidurong, dan pada tahun berikutnya, Asean Bintulu Fertiliser ditubuhkan dan mula beroperasi pada 1985.

Pada 1986, Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis, loji gas kepada cecair (GTL) pertama dunia diperbadankan dan mula beroperasi pada 1993.

Pada 2016, kemudahan pertama LNG terapung di dunia oleh Petronas menghasilkan gas pertamanya dan pada 2017, Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros) milik kerajaan negeri diperbadankan.

Abang Johari: Sarawak kini berkuasa penuh ke atas industri minyak, gas

Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/bahasa/2018/03/07/sejarah-industri-minyak-gas-sarawak-bermula-dengan-telaga-old-lady/

Minyak dan gas bertahan maksimum 17 tahun

PETRA JAYA: Pengeluaran minyak dan gas Sarawak dianggarkan mampu bertahan antara 15 hingga 17 tahun akan datang berdasarkan kadar pengeluaran 5,000 juta kaki padu gas standard sehari (MMSCFD).

Menteri Muda Hubungan Korporat, Abdullah Saidol, berkata anggaran tempoh pengeluaran minyak dan gas itu dilakukan berdasarkan piawaian nisbah rizab kepada pengeluaran.

“Justeru, adalah penting bagi kerajaan negeri kembali mengawal sumber terbabit melalui PETROS, termasuk menguatkuasakan pengawasan dan melindungi kepentingan minyak dan gasnya.

“Sehingga kini, pendapatan yang dijangka diperoleh Sarawak bagi sumber minyak dan gas adalah dalam lingkungan RM3 hingga RM4 bilion setahun.

“Kerajaan negeri konsisten mengekalkan permintaan menaikkan royalti minyak sebanyak 20 peratus,” katanya ketika menjawab soalan Aidel Lariwoo (GPS- Sadong Jaya), di Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sarawak, di Kompleks DUN Sarawak, di sini hari ini.

Abdullah ketika mengulas lanjut, berkata Sarawak mempunyai 52.7 peratus rizab negara yang diketahui, selain berperanan menjadi pengeluar gas asli terbesar negara.

“Sarawak juga menjadi penyumbang terbesar melalui aliran pendapatan di loji Bintulu. Kerajaan negeri memberi mandat kepada PETROS untuk memainkansebagai pengawal selia utama dan menjadi pemain aktif dalam Kontrak Pengeluaran Bersama (PSC) gas di negeri ini,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, PETROS akan memperkukuhkan pengawasan sumber gas menerusi Strategi Jaringan Bersepadu bertujuan mengimbangi bekalan huluan dengan penggunaan hiliran.

“Ketika ini, tumpuan PETROS adalah mensasarkan penyertaan PSC untuk menjana pendapatan di Sarawak. Tindakan itu penting kerana PSC sekarang ini dikawal sepenuhnya oleh PETRONAS,” katanya.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/berita/wilayah/2018/11/496138/minyak-dan-gas-bertahan-maksimum-17-tahun

Pertikaian PETRONAS, kerajaan Sarawak berterusan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kes mahkamah antara PETRONAS dan kerajaan Sarawak, yang tidak dapat diteruskan atas faktor teknikal, menimbulkan persoalan mengenai operasi minyak dan gas di negeri itu mulai bulan depan.

Hari ini, Mahkamah Persekutuan menolak permohonan PETRONAS untuk memulakan prosiding bagi mendapatkan perisytiharan berhubung kuasa mengawal selia aktiviti huluan sumber minyak di Sarawak di bawah Ordinan Perlombongan Minyak 1958 (OMO) bermula 1 Julai.

PETRONAS dalam satu kenyataan berkata, permohonannya ditolak semata-mata atas alasan teknikal dan adalah diputuskan bahawa perkara itu berada di luar bidang kuasa Mahkamah Persekutuan.

“Mahkamah Persekutuan tidak menentukan atau mengesahkan merit kedudukan undang-undang yang diambil oleh kerajaan Sarawak untuk mengawal selia aktiviti huluan petroleum di bawah Ordinan Perlombongan Minyak 1958,” menurut PETRONAS.

Oleh itu, syarikat minyak nasional berkenaan berhasrat meneruskan tindakan undang-undang bagi mencari kepastian haknya di bawah Akta Pembangunan Petroleum 1974 (PDA 1974).

Bagaimanapun, Sarawak bertegas untuk menguatkuasakan hak pengawalseliaannya di bawah OMO.

Ini menyebabkan PETRONAS perlu memiliki lesen atau pajakan yang diperlukan di bawah ordinan berkenaan bermula 1 Julai ini, yang mana jika gagal, aktiviti huluan yang dijalankan oleh PETRONAS adalah haram dan tindakan yang sewajarnya akan diambil.

PETRONAS percaya bahawa konsesi kerajaan negeri dibawah PDA 1974 digubal secara sah, sekali gus menguatkan pandangan syarikat berkenaan bahawa hanya Parlimen boleh membuat undang-undang mengenai perkara yang berkaitan dengan industri petroleum huluan termasuk kuasa pengawalseliaan di seluruh Malaysia, baik di darat dan di luar pesisir berdasarkan PDA 1974.

“Keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan tidak akan menjejaskan keupayaan PETRONAS untuk meneruskan tindakan undang-undang, dengan niat mencari kepatian hak dan kedudukannya di bawah PDA 1974,” katanya.

Hakim Besar Malaya, Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, berkata pengisytiharan pelepasan yang dimohon oleh PETRONAS tertakluk di bawah bidang kuasa Mahkamah Tinggi.

Beliau menolak permohonan PETRONAS untuk memulakan prosiding undang-undang terhadap kerajaan Sarawak dan mengarahkan syarikat minyak nasional itu membayar RM50,000 kepada kerajaan negeri itu.

Dari perspektif undang-undang berhubung perebutan hak antara syarikat minyak nasional dan kerajaan negeri itu, NSTP difahamkan kedua-dua pihak mempunyai hak terhadap pemilikan kawal selia.

Seorang peguam menyatakan bahawa mahkamah kini berada di antara amalan konvensional Persekutuan ke atas negeri berkaitan Petroleum, dan mengembalikan hak kerajaan Sarawak terhadap mineral itu.

Jurucakap di pejabat Ketua Menteri Sarawak berkata, negeri itu menuntut hak pengawal seliaan dalam meneroka, prospek dan aktiviti perlombongan di negeri berkenaan.

“OMO tidak pernah dimansuhkan dan masih sah, ia tidak pernah dikawal selia di bawah ordinan itu, maka ia masih diguna pakai di darat dan luar pesisir Sarawak.

‘Dengan permohonan PETRONAS dibatalkan, kami kini boleh menguatkuasakan hak kawal selia termasuk memperoleh lesen atau pajakan di bawah ordinan itu,” katanya.

Permohonan lesen perlu mengikut seperti yang ditetapkan OMO dan dihantar kepada pihak berkuasa pengurusan dan mineral negeri melalui Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros).

Di bawah Kontrak Perkongsian Pengeluaran (PSC), PETRONAS membayar lima peratus dari hasil pengeluaran kasar sebagai bayaran tunai kepada kerajaan Persekutuan dan Negeri.

PETRONAS, dalam satu kenyataan kepada Bernama, berkata jika pembayaran tunai kepada negeri pengeluar dinaikkan kepada 20 peratus daripada lima peratus, ia akan menjejaskan industri.

“Kenaikan bayaran tunai juga akan mengurangkan minat pemain industri menjadikan Malaysia sebagai destinasi pelaburan minyak dan gas,” katanya.

Sementara itu, pemerhati industri, berkata keputusan yang wajar akan diputuskan kepada kedua-dua pihak sekiranya mereka berjaya menyelesaikan perkara itu di luar mahkamah.

“Untuk pelabur (domestik dan asing), PETRONAS dan Petros perlu dilihat bersama dalam mewujudkan kadar yang konsisten bagi menghasilkan kestabilan dan konsistensi.

“Terdapat juga persoalan sama ada Sarawak, menerusi Petris mempunyai kemahiran atau sumber untuk menguruskan dan mengambil alih serta mengawal selia aktiviti perlombongan dan minyak,” katanya.

Pemerhati berkata, adalah wajar sekiranya negara memiliki satu badan pengawal selia daripada mempunyai badan berasingan yang mengawal aktiviti kegiatan perlombongan.

Setakat ini, PETRONAS melabur lebih RM183 bilion dalam sektor huluan Sarawak menerusi PSC dengan bayaran tunai berjumlah RM33 bilion yang dijalankan sejak 1976 kepada kerajaan Sarawak.

Bilangan syarikat yang berdaftar dengan PETRONAS sebagai vendor di Sarawak juga meningkat sebanyak 54 peratus sementara kini terdapat kira-kira 5,000 profesional penduduk Sarawak yang bekerja di PETRONAS seluruh dunia.

Source: https://www.bharian.com.my/bisnes/korporat/2018/06/440603/pertikaian-petronas-kerajaan-sarawak-berterusan

Hydrogen buses to debut on Kuching roads by March 2019

Abang Johari (middle) looks on as Soedirman (second right) and Jiang (second left) exchange documents. Also in photo are Abdul Aziz (first right) and Lu. Photo by Chimon Upon

 

KUCHING: Hydrogen fuel cell buses are expected to make their much-awaited debut on the roads of Kuching city by March next year.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed that three units of buses will be used as pilot vehicles for the state.

“We will try three buses first, as part of our pilot project and research (to improve and provide better public transportation system),” he told reporters today after he witnessed the the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Foshan Feishi Automobile Manufacture Co Ltd China for the supply and delivery of these hydrogen fuel cell buses.

When asked on the cost of each bus, he said this is being negotiated but he assured that it will not be that expensive.

Earlier in his speech, Abang Johari said the state government is considering free rides for both locals and tourists to use these hydrogen-powered buses when they arrive for the trial run.

He also mentioned that the cost of such public transportation will be cheap, considering the fact that hydrogen is extracted from water, which is abundant in Sarawak. This is unlike other type of buses where costing is tied up to the global price of fossil fuel.

He added that the hydrogen production plant and fuelling station built by Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) is now under construction and expected to be ready when the hydrogen fuel cell buses are delivered here.

“In Sarawak, sometimes the public can be quite skeptical. When we talk about hydrogen, they think about hydrogen bomb. I have to educate people first. That is why the pilot project is important.

“We can see the success of other countries such as Germany and China in implementing this. But we want to convince Sarawakians first,” he said.

He conceded that he had to slowdown or postpone the light rail transit (LRT) implemetation in Sarawak to enable more funds to be allocated to improve facilities and infrastructure in the rural areas.

Despite this, he was confident that Sarawak can still improve its public transportation particularly in the Kuching city by using hydrogen as source of energy for the buses.

He also hoped the federal government will also play its part by upgrading the vehicle registration at Road Transport Department (JPJ) to include vehicles fuelled by hydrogen through water-based system.

Abang Johari also spoke about the possibility of Sarawak exporting hydrogen energy through Petros, as extra income for the state. He noted that scientific research is being done to make it possible to transport hydrogen almost in the same manner as LNG cylinders.

Signing the MoU today for SEDC was its general manager Soedirman Aini and witnessed by chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, while Foshan Feichi Automobile was represented by its general manager Jiang Yong and witnessed by project director Lu Yong.

Source: https://cm.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=news&sub=news_view&nid=2230

Group wants Sarawak to end oil, gas talks with Petronas

THE Sarawak government must end the ongoing talks between state oil company Petroleum Sarawak Bhd and Petronas over a new oil and gas sharing deal.

State rights group Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspiration (Sapa), said the state government must stand up to its rights over oil and gas in the state.

Source: https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/99118

Who are the pioneering 5?

(From left) Datuk Seri Idris Jala; Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah; Dato Isaac Lugun; Datuk Wee Yiaw Hin

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg announced  on Tuesday morning members of the board of the newly-formed Petroleum Sarawak Sdn Bhd (Petros), Sarawak’s own oil and gas company, which would comprise five Sarawakians who were previously with Petronas and Shell.

Later in the afternoon he met the MA63 research team to London among whom is  a lawyer who has served in various key positions in Petronas, Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah, CEO of Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd.

Taking the cue from Abang Johari’s statement that the five-member Petros board would comprise Sarawakians who have served in the oil and gas industry one time or another, The Borneo Post made an educated guess that with his credentials, Medan would be one of the ‘Pioneering Five’.

Speaking to The Borneo Post Adventure Team (BAT) in Bintulu in June, Medan said he had a ‘considerably lengthy’ meeting with the chief minister. Asked what he thought of setting up Sarawak’s own oil and gas company he confidently replied: ‘It’s good for Sarawak’.

There was excitement in the air during the conversation with BAT sensing that good things would be happening to Sarawak in the oil and gas sector.

Who is Medan?

He has more than 30 years experience working in the oil and gas industry value chain under his belt – from upstream to midstream, downstream and marketing and trading.

In his own words during the BAT interview: “I was then the managing director and CEO of Malaysia LNG Group of Companies (2007-2010), contributing significantly to national and state economy to the tune of more than four per cent of the Malaysian GDP and 40 per cent of the gross exports from Sarawak.”

Probing deeper, The Borneo Post talked to several industry players about the composition of the board and the names of a few prominent figures who had worked with Shell and Petronas, cropped up as possible candidates.

Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala is a possible board member. He has spent 23 years in Shell, rising up the ranks to hold senior positions, including as vice president of Shell Retail International and Business Development Consultancy based in the United Kingdom.

The other name bandied about was Heng Hock Cheng, who was the managing director of Shell Gas and Power Malaysia. He retired from Shell in October 2006 after working 34 years in the upstream, downstream and gas and power divisions.

He served in various Shell entities in Malaysia, UK, Holland and China, holding, among others, the positions of manufacturing superintendent of Lutong Refinery, engineering manager, technical director of Sarawak Shell Berhad – Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd and chairman of Shell China based in Beijing.

Cagamas non-executive director Datuk Wee Yiaw Hin’s name was also mentioned. He was attached to Shell for over 21 years in Malaysia and overseas, including the United Kingdom and South Africa where his last position was vice president (Malaysia) for Upstream International Asia and managing director of Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production Companies.

Wee joined Petronas as executive vice president and CEO of Upstream Business in May 2010. He was a member of the company’s board of directors (at the group level) and the executive committee, and chaired/sat on the boards of several companies.

Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd group chief corporate officer Dato Isaac Lugun was also speculated to be a Petros board member. Holding a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Malaya in 1981, he worked for eight years in various senior positions in Legal Department of Petronas, including senior management role at Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd, a joint venture of the then five Asean countries.

Another name mentioned was that of State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani who served as the management executive of Petronas from 1980 to 1988 and has been a Petronas director since Nov 1, 2016.

Also mentioned was the name of Petra Energy Bhd executive director and CEO Datuk Anthony @ Firdauz Bujang. He held various positions in Sarawak Shell Berhad such as secretary and adviser to the Major Tenders Board and head of General Contracts and Strategy, Planning and Procurement for Shell Gabon, Republic of Gabon, West Africa.

One other prominent figure whose name cropped was State Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Dato Gerawat Gala. He was formerly general manager for Corporate Services of Sarawak Shell Berhad, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd and Shell Sabah Selatan Sdn Bhd and was also general counsel for Shell Malaysia group of companies.

He later became a board member and company secretary of Sarawak Shell Berhad, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd, Shell Sabah Selatan Sdn Bhd and a few other downstream Shell companies.

Gerawat was formerly company secretary for Shell Refining Company Berhad and member of the country’s management team for Shell Malaysia group of companies.

However, since Abang Johari has said none of the board members are politicians, it is unlikely Gerawat would be appointed to the Petros board.

Other outstanding Sarawakians who are still serving in Petronas include Ruslan Abdul Ghani senior general manager, productions and operations manager, Malaysia Petroleum management, Petronas and Janin Girie country chairman at Petronas Carigali Nile Ltd South Sudan.

Observers believe Petros’ priority now should be to appoint a CEO and chairman capable of bringing forward Sarawak’s agenda in the oil and gas industry.

Here is a quote borrowed from the wisdom of a legal mind: ‘The key will be who is the CEO and chairman. A wrong choice could cause Petros to go sideways instead of forward. Of course, the board collectively needs to drive the agenda’.

Source: http://www.cm.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=news&sub=news_view&nid=1588

CEO: Petronas in ‘active discussion’ with Petros

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is currently in “active discussion” with the Sarawak state-owned oil and gas (O&G) company Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), according to Petronas group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

“We are currently discussing with Petros on the working arrangement over the O&G reserves in the state that is acceptable to both,” he told reporters after Petronas’ mid-year 2018 review.

In May, the national oil company filed an application to seek a declaration from the Federal Court on matters pertaining to the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA) and its position with regard to the regulatory controls of upstream activities in Sarawak.

However, the case was dismissed by the Federal Court to commence proceedings to determine Petronas as the sole authority of all upstream O&G activities in the country, including Sarawak.

Wan Zulkiflee pointed out that Sarawak was the only oil-producing state that Petronas is currently in discussions with, and that the group is not involved in any discussions related to state oil royalties.

“We leave that discussion to the federal government and the states. We are guided by the federal government, which is our shareholder,” he said.

He added that the grace period guided by the Sarawak state government on the working arrangement was until end of next year.

Wan Zulkiflee stressed that it is very important to ensure the long-term sustainability and implications of any changes in the local O&G industry. “At the end of the day, we need to ensure the competitiveness of the industry and continue to attract investments,” he said.

The situation between Petronas and Sarawak came in the wake of Sarawak setting up its own O&G company, Petros, as the regulator of O&G activities in the state based on the Sarawak Oil Mining Ordinance.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/08/31/ceo-petronas-in-active-discussion-with-petros/

Petros up and running by 2020

Chief Minister: Company targets active participation in oil and gas industry within 2 years

Abang Johari (10th left) and other members, including Awang Tengah (fifth right) and Uggah (ninth left), in a show of strength for PBB.

MIRI: The state’s wholly-owned oil and gas (O&G) company, Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), is set to become an active player in the O&G industry within two years.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the company, established in August last year, aims to exploit all opportunities in the O&G industry once it is fully operational.

“Wait two years for Petros to take active participation in the oil and gas industry,” he said when opening the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Miri Zone 10 triennial delegates meeting here yesterday.

The setting-up of Petros was to enable the state government to participate directly in the O&G industry in Sarawak.

Petros chairman Tan Sri Hamid Bugo was reported in November last year as saying the company was expected to start operations in the first quarter of 2018, and was looking for a suitable candidate to fill the post of chief executive officer.

Abang Johari, meanwhile, said Sarawak has the potential to become the strongest state in Malaysia by 2030 with a well-structured development plan based on digital economy, and headed by the state’s backbone party, PBB.

Abang Johari, who is PBB president, said the party’s leaders had been able to manage the state’s resources well.

“PBB, as a party that has always been relevant in all eras, has a strong structure which successfully put Sarawak on the right track. From the time of Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud to the late Tok Nan (Pehin Sri Adenan Satem) and then me, the party has managed to stabilise politics as well as provide space for the government to develop the state as it is today.

“I can say that today, politics in Sarawak is the best in the country. PBB as a party that is bold and daring to make changes has brought tremendous development and stability to the state,” he said.

About 1,200 people consisting of Supreme Council members, exco members, party members and observers from eight PBB Zone 10 branches, namely Bekenu, Lambir, Piasau, Pujut, Senadin, Marudi, Telang Usan and Mulu, attended the event.

On another matter, the Chief Minister proposed to change the Miri tourism promotion approach by using virtual reality method to attract more tourists.

“The local sector can promote the famous Bario Highlands with Bario rice products as well as the beaches of Bekenu as tourist attractions. In addition, Orang Ulu craft products in Miri can penetrate the international market through virtual stores,” he said.

Earlier, Zone 10 coordinator Datuk Gerawat Gala, who is also State Legislative Assembly deputy speaker, said among the decisions reached during the meeting was to fully support the decision of the party’s Supreme Council (MKT) to retain Abang Johari as PBB president without contest in the upcoming party convention.

“In addition, we fully support the party’s MKT decision for both current deputy presidents of the party to retain their posts without contest and the posts of head of women and youth wings not to be contested in the TGM,” he added.

Gerawat noted that within a year, Abang Johari had succeeded in enacting and implementing new policies to spur economic and high-impact development, including the establishment of Sarawak Pay, Petros, the digital village and many more at the state level.

“We will work hard together with other components of the Barisan Nasional to wrest the Miri parliamentary seat from the opposition,” he said.

Deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, PBB secretary-general Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom and PBB permanent chairman Datuk Amar Asfia Awang Nassar, who is also State Legislative Assembly speaker, were among those present.

Source: http://www.cm.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=news&sub=news_view&nid=1862

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