|Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stop issuing confusing facts on Rapid project, opposition told 

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20: The opposition is asked to stop issuing confusing facts on the strategic cooperation between Saudi Aramco and Petronas in the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Johor.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the statements issued were not not only inaccurate but could also cause investors to look down on Malaysia.

“That’s why I say, read and don’t pick up stories from the roadside…I want to tell the opposition this, read (the information on the project) on the Petronas website and do research, so that they will not come out with such statements.

“Your facts are in disarray. This is what is worring us if such statements come out from the opposition, which will cause foreign investors to call us (Malaysia) a pariah state,” he said in reply to a supplementary question from Dr Ko Chung Sen (DAP-Kampar) at the Dewan Rakyat sitting, today.

Abdul Rahman said the confusing statements included the accusation that the strategic agreement would benefit Saudi Aramco more and Petronas would be the loser, and the purported selling of the coungry’s interest in the RAPID project.