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Friday, 18 Sep 2020 01: 53 PM MYT

BY SULOK TAWIE

Aspirasi president Lina Soo said Petronas pays 38 per cent petroleum tax to the federal government since the 1970s while Sarawak only started to impose the 5 per cent SST last year. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Aspirasi president Lina Soo talked about Petronas pays 38 per cent petroleum tax to the federal govt since the 1970s whereas Sarawak most efficient began to impose the 5 per cent SST final 300 and sixty five days. — Portray by Yusof Mat Isa

KUCHING, Sept 18 — Sarawak Of us’s Aspiration Birthday celebration (Aspirasi) president Lina Soo this day urged the reveal govt to maintain interplay the 5 per cent reveal gross sales tax (SST) on petroleum products made with commodities voice in its territory. 

She talked about national oil firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) pays 38 per cent petroleum tax to the federal govt since the 1970s whereas Sarawak most efficient began to impose the 5 per cent SST final 300 and sixty five days.

“Sarawak would possibly maybe maybe maybe also just aloof impose 25 per cent on our oil and gas since we’re the landowner and maintain ownership and financial rights over all our sources,” she talked about in response to the day long gone by’s announcement of a RM2.96 billion payment in SST from Petronas to the reveal govt.

Soo talked about that if Petronas felt her proposal to be untenable, the oil broad would possibly maybe maybe maybe also just aloof real pay 5 per cent petroleum earnings tax to the federal govt and 25 per cent SST to Sarawak.

“Even this would possibly maybe now now not take care of the grievances and injustice Sarawak had suffered since 1976,” she talked about.

She asserted that Sarawak’s petroleum rights had been usurped by the national oil firm thru the Petroleum Vogue Act to affect the peninsula.

Soo also requested the Sarawak govt to repeat all dealings with Petronas and the federal govt, collectively with the fresh SST payment.

“What are the strings linked, when the settlement of the 5 per cent SST desires to be unconditional?” she requested.

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