“Corruption among factors behind lack of development in rural Sarawak” – Uggah

The Sarawak government is committed to creating a transparent and corruption-free administration to ensure efficiency in addressing the people?s problems as well as the implementation of various government projects and initiatives.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said corruption was among the reasons which contributed to the lack of development in rural areas of Sarawak.

?There are areas where despite having a piping system, there is no water supply. There are also incomplete roads or projects which have taken too much time to be implemented, in addition to villages without electricity supply.

?We can?t deny that (sometimes) it?s due to corruption, which has led to people?s problems and other longstanding issues remaining unresolved. As such, we must uphold integrity at all levels to ensure that the government?s initiatives and projects can benefit the people,? he said.

Uggah, who is also the state Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development Minister, said the ministry is in the process of transforming the agriculture industry as Sarawak aims to become a net food exporter by 2030.

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Hidden Benefits (Part 3/3)

There are glaring failures of transparency and information in the South Sea Energy and Petros contract, clearly highlighting the pattern Taib has woven to divert money away from the ordinary people of the state.

Given that back in 2016 the Taib family?s control of South Sea Energy was made fundamentally clear by their negotiation of the $150 million bank loan in Oman, how come no mention of the Governor?s family?s links to this company, now that it has been so mysteriously woven into the Petros contract in a role as yet to be defined?

Instead, an unheard business lady named Lily Chin was featured as the main shareholder of SSE, along with another unheard of Wong Kung Nwak. Lily Chin was paraded centre stage at the signings of the MOU together with Taib?s trusted business crony Tiong Kiong King, described as ?executive director?, despite the fact there is no mention of Tiong as a director in the company register.

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Explosive Revelations! Taib & Tiong pocketed USD150mil (RM650 mil) from Petros’ Oman deal (Part 1/3)

The close involvement of the Governor of Sarawak in this business venture of his son?s will come as little surprise to those who are aware of the blatant use the veteran kleptocrat has made of his family members to act as fronts for his global business activities.

In March 2016, the national Times of Oman newspaper reported that South Sea Energy, which it described as holding ?international expertise in the oil and gas industry? was finalising a major deal with the local Bank Nizwa to raise a $150 million financing arrangement (Sharia compliant, of course) to enable investment in Oman?s massive new oil exploration Block 17. The facility was granted to the Sarawak company in its capacity as a key partner in PetroTel Oman (PetroTel), the operator of the 2,378 square kilometre prospective oil field.

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Unnecessary collateral damage in personal vendetta of Wee Choo Keong vs Siew Ka Wai

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Pursuing a personal vendetta with no benefit to the rakyat, gets you kicked out as a Wakil Rakyat – because you become Wakil Sendiri.

Wee Choo Keong still does not understand pursuing Siew Ka Wai, ex-chairman of Tourism Malaysia – confirmed Najib confidante and apologist (Crony who owns Ancom, Ancom Kimia, Redberry & Malaymail, etc) does not interest the rakyat.

The ex-Yang Berhormat must show how SKW’s cheating and abuse of power (such as forcing a RM99 million contract in just 24 hours between his company and Tourism Malaysia, has made Malaysian poorer while SKW and his sexy side-kick get disgustingly rich. The fact in that case was Tourism Malaysia and Ministry Officials acted improperly and must be investigated, just as SKW must be.

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Are there puppet masters behind Petros?

?Petros is fortunate to gain Saau?s experience, talent and vision. I am confident that he is the right person to lead Petros into the future, adding value to the careers of talented young Sarawakians while making Petros the best place to work,? proclaimed Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg when announcing Saau Kakok, a former special projects vice-president for Asia of the US-based independent oil company Hess Corporation, as the CEO of Petroleum Sarawak or Petros in March 2018.

For context, Hess has a collection of gas fields in the North Malay Basin offshore Malaysia and in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area as a 50 percent equal partner with Petronas. Hess currently supplies 25 percent of peninsular Malaysia gas, which makes its assets here a key core holding for Hess International.

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