Tuesday, February 02, 2010

UMNO Finding a Scapegoat on Oil Royalty Issue

Tengku Razaleigh should be applauded commended for urging the federal government to obey and respect the oil royalty payment to Kelantan and other states in Malaysia.

According to the 1974 agreement, the federal government has to pay 5% of total oil revenue recovered within a state borders. Ku Li claimed that the state deserves the oil royalty and not a compassionate fund.

UMNO Kelantan and several party leaders have called for the party to initiate disciplinary action against the veteran politician.

Kelantan Umno Youth has urged the party's Supreme Council to seek explanation from Tengku Razaleigh's over his stand on the oil royalty issue. Its secretary Bazlan Baharuddin said Tengku Razaleigh should be called up by the Supreme Council to explain why he felt that Kelantan deserved the oil royalty.

Gua Musang Wanita Umno division chief Wan Hazani Mohd Nor said the movement was disappointed with Tengku Razaleigh's stand as it would further aggravate the situation.

"Ironically, his (Tengku Razaleigh) stand was different when he was Petronas chairman."

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's political fate will be determined by the party's management committee meeting tomorrow.

Sadly, the party has picked on the wrong target again. Ku Li is merely a messenger and a witness to the oil royalty agreement because the bill was drafted during his time as the chairman of Petronas.

The reluctance of the federal government to honour its contractual agreement with the oil producing states has created a credibility crisis for the ruling regime.

Ku Li's effort to highlight the right to oil royalty payment is key to our overall efforts to push for more decentralisation from the federal government.

Any disciplinary action taken against the veteran UMNO politician will send a wrong signal to the international community on the federal government's rogue attitude towards its legal obligations.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

sad to say, right guy wrong party, right party wrong guy! our big timer has no more money to pay! yahoo.. malai-sia!

Anonymous said...

The same Ku Li was reporeted to have said that state governments do not have right to receive oil royalty a few years back as reported in the NST. Now he has to explain the sudden u-turn as well.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Khoo,

The Malaysian government has the propensity to renege on its agreement when it thinks so.Not just oil royalty to Kelantan and Trengganu, but also its agreement with Chin Peng of the CPM.Would you be surprised when the same happens to Sarawak when it goes Opposition?

my cuntree

Anonymous said...

If the rule of Law was honoured and applied on all these important issues all these 52 years, Malaysia will be a more developed country. Vision 2020 will be acheivable.

Anonymous said...

What Agreements? MOUs? we are talking about? The Little Red Dot below also kena play out.Cannot trust wan lah..Twist and Turn! Shift goalpost! I respect Ku Li to be so truthful upfront,on principle ground,knowing the consequences he will face later.Just dont understand why he did not resign and be an independent candidate.I am sure a good portion of Rakyat will bend towards him and his party.This way,BN will lose the next GE for sure.

Anonymous said...

Many "U-turns".....

Malaysia "BOLEH"...!!!!

pinsysu said...

UMNO only applies Umnologic, they respect no other laws ...

najib manaukau said...

Umno's leaders want the money to themselves, ever heard of the saying less man more share.