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Petronas seeks apex court ruling on petroleum rights

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Federal Court would decide tomorrow if it will grant Petronas' leave application for the court, as the highest court in the country, to determine its case against the Sarawak government over petroleum mining rights in the country.

The national oil and gas company is seeking an apex court ruling on whether the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA) passed by the Parliament grants it exploration and exploiting rights over petroleum onshore or offshore, throughout Malaysia including Sarawak and Sabah.

The Sarawak government today opposed Petronas' application for leave to bring the matter to the Federal Court citing that it should be heard by the High Court instead...

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