Sale of Petronas assets needs to be debated in Dewan, says Anwar

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has blamed the Dewan Rakyat Speaker for neglecting to do his obligation after the last denied a discussion on the offer of Petronas’ gas resources in Azerbaijan at the lower house.

The resistance chief said the offer of gas resources, worth RM10 billion, influenced the public oil organization as well as the country’s income too.

It would likewise affect the impending public financial plan, he said.

“Despite the fact that I comprehend the Speaker’s choice earlier today however for a subject of this nature, I feel the Speaker and the Dewan Rakyat didn’t complete their obligation, which is to take into account a discussion,” he said at the Special Chamber, alluding to Azhar Harun.

Recently, Azhar took into consideration the movement to be bantered in the Special Chamber as the matter met three conditions, including being of public interest and a dire matter.

Anwar had postponed the plan to talk about the report on the offer of Petronas’ gas resources in Azerbaijan following Putrajaya’s emphasis on expanding the organization’s profit installment by RM25 billion out of 2021.

The Port Dickson MP proceeded to say that there was a requirement for issues identified with Petronas to be bantered in the Dewan Rakyat, taking note of the organization’s previous choice to auction its resources abroad.

Also, this could put Petronas and the Malaysian economy in danger, he said.

“This is the reason it should be discussed (in the Dewan Rakyat) and not heard in the Special Chamber as discussions and conversations were restricted for a particularly gigantic issue.”

Recently it was accounted for that Petronas had agreed with Lukoil, a Russian oil and gas organization for the proposed offer of its financial matter in Azerbaijan.

This remembers its 15.5% stake for the Shah Deniz flammable gas project for US$2.25 billion.

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