Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kelantan Oil Royalty Row: UMNO Should Lose Its Lawyer

Using the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 1969 as a reason to deny Kelantan its oil royalty is rather pathetic.

Mohd Hafarizam Harun said provision No.7 of the Ordinance stipulated that the state’s boundary which is the state’s land mass and its territorial waters stretched three nautical miles measured from the low-tide water mark. However, two oil wells disputed by the Kelantan state government are located outside the ‘area’.

“To my knowledge, the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 1969 is still in force and has not been abolished by the government. In fact, there are Ordinances formulated at that time, such as ESCAR (Essential (Security Cases) Regulations 1975), which are still in force,” he said.

It makes us wonder why the Ordinance is still in force and not repealed since the incident had lapsed for more than 40 years.

Regardless, Hafarizam should not have used the Ordinance to deny Kelantan a share of the nation's wealth.

It is pathetic to use an archaic Ordinance to justify the federal government 'taiko' (big brother) action against the Kelantan state government.

Tengku Razaleigh is right to call for a review of federal-state government relationship.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's just like Umno. They still live in the past. Sitting under the coconut tree waiting for the fruits to fall instead of working like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

UMNO MAH! THEIR ANATOMY IS THINKING USING THEIR BACKSIDE AND TALKING USING THEIR COCK.ALWAYS PRAY 5 TIMES BUT ALMOST EVERYDAY COMMIT SIN.

Anonymous said...

Any wonder why malaysia lost pulau batu putih ?? .. just make you wonder how "clever" this government's legal team is.

Purple Haze said...

Does this Ordinance apply to Terengganu, Sabah & Sarawak as well ? Perhaps Hafarizam should answer that.

Laws should apply to all and not selectively - that is what any first year law student should know.

Anonymous said...

if tengku cant fight for the people of kelantan, Ibrahim Ali cab, so najib watch it?

Anonymous said...

if the judges cant punish them. let rakyat punish them in next GE

Jesson said...

Many of us hunted by there past
myblog

Anonymous said...

UMNO says to protect Malay interest , but then deny Kelantan - a majority Malay state oil royalty !!

The truth is UMNO protect no one interest except their 'OWN' interest !!

People of Malaysia , please destroy UMNO come GE13 before UMNO destroy us !!


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