KUANTAN: Pahang wants the Federal Government to reconsider the payment of oil royalty or “wang ihsan” (compassionate money) to the state.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said a letter on the matter would be sent soon and the state would leave it to the Federal Government to decide on the amount.
“The matter was announced by the previous government,” said Wan Rosdy, adding that the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced a royalty of RM100mil to the Pahang government.
“I’m bringing up the matter again for consideration by the Federal Government,” he told reporters after attending the “Sentuhan Kasih Ramadan” programme hosted by Petronas Foundation here on Saturday night.
A total of 161 underprivileged students from 24 schools in the district were feted at the programme.
Also present were Petronas general manager (west coast), Datuk Wan Mohd Hasnan Abdullah. —Bernama