N. TRISHA and R. SEKARAN at the Penang State Assembly
Photos by ASRI ABDUL GHANI and GARY CHEN
OIL has not been discovered in Penang waters, said Chow Kon Yeow (DAP-Padang Kota).
He said most oil deposits were found on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, and so it was no reason to stop reclamation plans and search for offshore oil reserves.
On Tuesday, Teh Yee Cheu (DAP-Tanjung Bunga) proposed that reclamation efforts around Penang island be put on hold because there might be oil under the seabed.
He said it was worth researching Penang’s seabed for oil because vast reserves in the sea off northern Sumatra had been found that beat Saudi Arabia’s.
Chow said in his winding-up speech yesterday that the National Oil and Gas Industries Body 2009 report, published by Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Council, stipulated that there were no oil deposits anywhere near Penang.
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