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Sarawak Assembly approves high-level task force to discuss issues under Malaysia Agreement


Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (left) showing his budget speech to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah at the State Legislative Assembly in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (left) showing his budget speech to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah at the State Legislative Assembly in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUCHING: The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has unanimously approved a resolution mandating the state government to form a high-level special task force to negotiate with the Federal Government and resolve outstanding issues on Sarawak's rights under the Malaysia Agreement.
 
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said although agreement had been reached on some issues since 2015, other constitutional matters relating to oil mining rights and territorial waters had yet to be satisfactorily resolved.
On oil mining rights, he said Sarawak had made sacrifices in the national interest by granting Petronas control and benefits from petroleum and natural resources in the state's continental shelf and on land.
   

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