MIRI: Corporate Affairs Assistant Minister Abdullah Saidol has reaffirmed Sarawak’s stand over the state sales tax on petroleum products.
He said Sarawak will continue to fight and defend its rights over the sales tax despites Petronas’ filing of its statement of defence on Friday.
“As Sarawakians, we will fight for our rights. The basic principle is still the same ― we will ensure that our rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is preserved,” he said.
Abdullah said this to a group of local media on Sunday after the closing of the 2019 edition of Youth Co:Lab Malaysia in Miri.
“The state government will not simply take legal action if we don’t have any clear evidence to support our claims and we have all the support (proofs and documents) that is why we filed the case with the court,” said.