Tag: oil and gas

Malaysia: Greater accountability available with Anwar?

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Some seven months after becoming prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, with his informal caucus’ wafer-thin parliamentary advantage is managing Malaysia precariously. His government seems powered more than ever vicariously by Covid-19 restrictions. Everyone who switched camps to enable the formation of his government...

Sabah Elections : Derailed by democracy, development and a distant dimension?

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The well conducted, clean and respectable 16th Sabah Elections ended peacefully on September 26 on a decisive note. The COVID-19 pandemic was a definite dampener but rather impressively only a third of the electorate did not show up to vote. They probably had good...

Sarawak asst minister: No discount offered to Petronas, subsidiaries for SST payment

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KUCHING, Sept. 21 -- The state government of Sarawak did not offer any discount or reduction at all to Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and its subsidiaries when it comes to the payment of State Sales Tax (SST), said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali...

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in biggest-ever IPO

by Anuj Chopra with Luc Olinga in New York Saudi Aramco on Thursday priced its long-awaited IPO at the high end of the target range, raising $25.6 billion and giving the energy giant a valuation of $1.7 trillion in the world's biggest stock sale. Aramco priced...

Global condemnation of mounting threats in the South China Sea

A Chinese giant crane vessel came close to the Vietnamese coastline on Tuesday (Sept, 4). it is an area claimed by Vietnam as its exclusive economic zone. The Lan Jing, believed to be the largest crane ship in the world entered the Vietnamese territory on...

Even in the US, a water war is brewing

Oil and gas companies are drawing water from the aquifer for hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, used to develop wells for the extraction of oil in eastern New Mexico. The operations use huge volumes of water to blast oil and gas out of the porous...

The mother of all wars: What happened when Saddam coined that phrase

The Iranian President spoke about the 'mother of all wars, a phrase once used as a warning from a defunct President against the United States. In 2003, the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein warned the US of a terrible war if the Americans invaded his country. But the...

Asia gains limellght amid U.S.-China trade tension

330 delegates from more than 12 countries across Asia and the US are meeting in Kuala Lumpur examining the challenges of Asia for US companies. They are leading business, government, diplomatic and academic figures participating in the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce business...

Rohingya genocide: the world can’t help until Myanmar changes its ways

By: Ashraful Azad/ After two weeks of extreme violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where at least 400 people have been killed and 270,000 Rohingyas have fled their homes, the country’s de facto leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, finally spoke up to acknowledge the crisis....
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