Najib doing right thing on state’s rights, says CM
Date Posted : Thursday 17-Nov-2016
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem trusts the Prime Minister is doing the right thing with regards to the state’s rights.
Adenan was addressing a report made recently whereby Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that he is ready to discuss on the Malaysia Agreement in regards to the rights of Sabah and Sarawak.
“He (Najib) is accommodating towards us, so there is no need for us to pass a resolution in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) demanding our rights,” said the Chief Minister.
Adenan went on to say that positive outcomes have been accomplished through his discussion with the Prime Minister, especially regarding the state’s participation in the oil and gas industry.
Among the accomplishments Adenan listed from the subject matter included the appointment of a Sarawakian in Petronas’ board of directors and the increase of Sarawakians in executive and management levels in the company.
“There is now a clear understanding between both sides,” said Adenan during a press conference at Riverside Majestic Hotel here yesterday.
Meanwhile, he also added that for the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, there will be the passing of a bill on the proper distribution and reticulation of gas in Sarawak.
Previously, he had said that he wanted to expand the distribution and reticulation of gas in the state as it is currently confined within the Miri area; saying that there are plans to extend it to a bigger area, even including all the way to Bintulu.
- CHIEF Minister Datuk and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem (second right) accompanied by his deputies Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (third left) and Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (right) arriving at the PBB Supreme Council meeting yesterday. Also seen is party Secretary-General Dato Sri Stephen Rundi Utom (left). PHOTO: RAMIDI SUBARI