Govt can't afford to pay 20% oil royalty to S'wak for now


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  • Friday, 13 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The government wants to fulfil its promise of giving 20% of oil royalty to Sarawak instead of the current 5%, but is currently unable to do that, as the country is saddled with a huge debt left from the previous administration, says Lim Guan Eng.

The Finance Minister said because of the "legacy issue," the current Pakatan Harapan government was unable to carry out the promise.

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