Sarawak Assembly passes resolution calling for 20 percent oil royalty


A television grab of the State Legislative Assembly chamber. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUCHING: The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has unanimously voted in favour of a resolution to request the Federal Government for an increase in the oil royalty from 5% to 20%.

A motion on the increase was originally tabled by Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Kota Sentosa) but an amended motion, which included seeking more development grants from the Federal Government aside from the royalty, was subsequently tabled by Abdullah Saidol (BN-Semop) and approved.

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