Oil royalty: Apex court to decide whether questions of law can be heard

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 24 Jul 2017, 8:35 am

The Federal Court will decide whether 14 questions of law posed by the PAS-led Kelantan government, which had filed a suit against Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and the government regarding the oil royalty issue, can be heard at the High Court.

This comes after Petronas and the government were today granted leave by a three-member Federal Court bench, led by Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif, to decide on three questions posed by Petronas on the issue of whether the Kelantan government's questions could be posed.

An earlier apex court bench had allowed six questions from the oil conglomerate and three more from the court to be determined by the High Court after ordering that the trial be done on questions of law rather than the hearing of witnesses...

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