Terengganu MB waiting for right time to meet PM regarding oil royalty

21 May 2018 / 00:08 H.

KUALA NERUS: Terengganu Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said he is waiting for a suitable time to meet and have a discussion with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad about the oil and gas royalty for the state.
Asked about the statement by Terengganu PKR chairman Azan Ismail yesterday that the people of Terengganu would still benefit from the royalty but it would not be directly channelled to the current PAS state government, Ahmad Samsuri said it was Azan's personal view.
On the federal government's plan to review the East Coast Rail Link project, Ahmad Samsuri said he hoped that the federal government would look into the matter seriously before making a decision by taking into consideration its positive impact on the economy as well as the people of Terengganu.
He was speaking to reporters after making a walkabout Batu Anam Ramadan Bazaar here today.
Mahathir's opposition coalition of Bersatu, PKR, DAP and Amanah defeated the ruling Barisan Nasional in the general election on May 9. Terengganu was won by PAS which went it alone in the election.
PAS also won Kelantan. Oil royalty comes under the jurisdiction of the federal government. — Bernama


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