PETRONAS CEO ASSURES SABAH OIL AND GAS CONTRACTORS OF FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Search for MH370 likely to take years, says US official
    Search for MH370 likely to take years, says US official

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior US defence official told Reuters today, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed. The official, speaking under condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to comment on the... …

  • Widow sues after insurance declines cancer cover after husband gets cancer
    Widow sues after insurance declines cancer cover after husband gets cancer

    GEORGE TOWN, April 25 ― A widow is suing an insurance firm here for RM2 million after it declined to pay out on her husband’s policy against cancer when he was diagnosed with the disease six months... …

  • In Malaysia visit, Obama revisits the ‘Asia pivot’
    In Malaysia visit, Obama revisits the ‘Asia pivot’

    As the excitement swells ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Malaysia this weekend – if not on the closed-off streets of Kuala Lumpur then at least in the media – there’s also a burgeoning anxiety here inside the Washington beltway that the hope’n’change promised by the so-called “Asia pivot” may need some tempering during this... …

  • Slippery slope, lawyers say of Pahang ban on holy books in hotels
    Slippery slope, lawyers say of Pahang ban on holy books in hotels

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― A Pahang Islamic body's recent decision to ban hotels from carrying books on non-Islamic religions signals another step on the path towards further erosion of Malaysia... …

  • Families take their doubts on MH370 investigation to Boeing shareholders
    Families take their doubts on MH370 investigation to Boeing shareholders

    Families of passengers on board flight MH370 are now turning to shareholders of aircraft manufacturer Boeing after failing to get any direct answers from Putrajaya and Malaysia Airlines to lingering questions over the investigation into the missing flight. Spearheading the effort is Sarah Bajc, partner of Philip Wood, who was on board the... …

  • PR would have suffered serious losses in 2013 polls if hudud was major issue, says DAP
    PR would have suffered serious losses in 2013 polls if hudud was major issue, says DAP

    Pakatan Rakyat would have suffered devastating setbacks in Perak, Pahang, Negri Sembilan and Melacca if it had made hudud a major issue in last year’s general election, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang said. The Gelang Patah MP (pic), who had earlier said hudud was never a vote-winner for PAS in previous elections, gave an illustration of how PR... …

PENAMPANG, May 9 (Bernama) -- National oil company Petronas has given

assurance that it will consider local contractors when awarding future projects

in Sabah, following a call made by Sabah Oil and Gas Contractors Association

(SOGCA) for more opportunities from Petronas.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the oil and gas company''s chief

executive officer, Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas, had responded well to SOGCA''s call

and has made a promise to ensure such opportunities be given to qualified local

contractors in the industry.

"Over breakfast this morning with Shamsul together with State Industrial

Development Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, we had discussed...and I had

relayed the wishes of the traders and contractors in Sabah''s oil and gas

industry.

"I requested that opportunities be given to contractors in Sabah so that

they could venture and actively take part in the oil and gas industry,

considering that our state is also an oil producer.

"He took well my views and promised to look into ensuring that projects by

Petronas will take into account the interest of qualified businessmen and

contractors from Sabah and not just the Bumiputeras but also the

non-Bumiputeras," he told reporters after launching the Mobile Courtroom here,

today.

He said this in response to the call made by SOGCA.

SOGCA had highlighted that local contractors were not getting enough

projects from Petronas, saying that the opportunities usually went to main

contractors from Peninsular Malaysia or Sarawak, while Sabahan contractors would

only be appointed as sub-contractors.

Its president Datuk Iskandar Malik also suggested that for the sake of

transparency and credibility, priority should be given to SOGCA members who

have the experience and capability to implement projects hands-on.

The association further called on the Government to review the Petroleum Act

1974, to ease Petronas in channelling project contracts directly to the local

industry in Sabah and not through the main contractors from Sarawak or

Peninsular Malaysia.

It had also urged Sabah Members of Parliament (MPs) to assist in the matter.

--BERNAMA

KI SD

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily news updates.

Comments on Yahoo pages are subject to our link to Comments Guidelines. You are responsible for any content that you post. Yahoo is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Yahoo does not in any way endorse or support comments made by its users.

  • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer The Malaysian Insider
    MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

    The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the missing plane, told the Sydney Morning Herald... …

  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
    My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

    A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents (Karpal and Gurmit) had gone to Pantai Hospital... …

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Associated Press
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192. …