Jun 15, 2008

"People Have The Right To Know" - Khairy Jamaluddin


Khairy calls for the Petronas accounts to be made public. So looks like this call from the Son In Law gives a glimmer of hope that the accounts might be made transparent despite repeated complaints from the public and NGOs.

“I will personally bring up the matter in the next Parliament sitting. If it can be discussed in Parliament, then we can find out if Petronas can afford to pay more in oil royalty to the oil-producing states,” he said.
Khairy said he agreed in principle that oil-producing states like Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu should be given more attention in terms of oil royalty payment “but not to the extent of asking for 20 per cent when we do not know how much Petronas is making”.
He said these three states were still lagging behind in mainstream development as compared to other states in the country.
And, Khairy also said as an elected representative of the BN government he found it difficult to defend the government on the issue as the people would ask what had happened to billions of ringgit in profits made by Petronas.
“Without facts the people will not believe what we tell them,” he added.

Khairy is speaking to reporters from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah after attending an UMNO youth programme.

Hmm... wonder whether he will bump into zorro, shanghai fish, muststopthis and the gang who are all now in Kota Kinabalu.
Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop also in Kota Kinabalu was asked in a separate interview about the call by Khairy to make Petronas account public said that the senior officials of the company will be making an announcement on this matter next week.
Now why is so many people visiting East Malaysia these days? Kota Kinabalu and Kuching has become hot political destination.
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