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Whither Malaysia: Where do We Go from Here? A Wish-list for Fundamental Correction

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Malaysia is a one of a kind unique and a rare gem of a nation. A melting pot of infinite ingredients and mixed culture. We are a mixture of various races, speaking a plethora of different languages. This beautiful country is what blends us all together, coalescing all strengths and weaknesses. Here we are at Asia’s southernmost tip, the only …

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Antara Royalti Mewah dan Perkongsian Pemilikan Petronas

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Debat mengenai royalti minyak adalah antara isu popular untuk penyokong Barisan Nasional (BN) dan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) ketika negara berhadapan dengan pilihanraya 5hb Mei ini. Di Kelantan, Gerakan “R” untuk ‘royalti’ meraih banyak sokongan, terutama di kalangan penyokong PR. Bertahun lamanya, kita menyaksikan pertelingkahan royalti dijadikan tumpuan di empat negeri pengeluar minyak, iaitu Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah dan Sarawak. Sementara Kelantan …

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Higher Royalty versus State Ownership of Petronas

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The oil royalty debacle is perhaps one of the popular components for both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as the nation approaches polling day on 5th May. In Kelantan, the “R” for “royalty” movement has in fact been proliferating, especially amongst PR supporters. For years, we have seen the fight for royalty highlighted by the four producing states, …

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Higher royalty versus state ownership of Petronas

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The oil royalty debacle is perhaps one of the popular components for both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as the nation approaches polling day on 5th May. In Kelantan, the “R” for “royalty” movement has in fact been proliferating, especially amongst PR supporters. For years, we have seen the fight for royalty highlighted by the four producing states, …

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Malaysia’s Oil Royalty Rumble

Malaysia Oil Royalty Rumble

One of the issues that are bound to crop up in the 13th general election campaigns is the oil royalty. In the past, many reasons have been presented by political parties from both sides of the divide on who is entitled to what. Perhaps this article will help shed some light on the issue. When rulers and representatives of the …

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Is Malaysia’s Rigid Fiscal Regime the Best Recipe for Petronas’ Success?

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Daniel Johnston, in his book International Petroleum Fiscal Systems and Production Sharing Contracts dubbed Malaysia as having “one of the toughest fiscal systems in South East Asia” after an extensive research covering 148 oil and gas-producing nations and their respective petroleum taxation systems. In simpler language, he means that we have the toughest regulations to ensure we get the most …

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Adakah PETRONAS si Tanggang?

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Oleh Anas Alam Faizli Pada awal bulan Jun baru-baru ini, PETRONAS secara tidak langsung telah menyatakan hasratnya di Persidangan Gas Se-Dunia bahawa perbadanan multinasional terbesar negara ini sudah tidak sanggup lagi untuk menjadi seperti kilang pencetak wang kerajaan Malaysia. PETRONAS mahu menghentikan pembayaran subsidi gas, malah sejak tahun lepas, PETRONAS mahu membayar dividen yang lebih rendah! Adakah PETRONAS seperti si …

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Is PETRONAS an Ungrateful Child of Malaysia?

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In early June PETRONAS hinted publicly at the World Gas Conference that they are tired of being the Malaysian government’s cash cow. They said no to fuel subsidy and last year they said they wanted to pay less dividends! Is PETRONAS ungrateful?  The money belongs to the rakyat anyway and hence the government. While many have attempted to comment on …

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