Get facts right, opposition told
OPPOSITION lawmakers were schooled on the need to get their facts right as well as from the correct source when asking questions in the Dewan Rakyat.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan took the opposition to task for not doing their homework as well as quoting dubious sources.
Citing an example, he urged the opposition 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.
“I want to tell the opposition to read (the information on the project) on the Petronas website.
“Your facts are wrong. If such statements are issued by the opposition, it 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) yesterday.
Rahman said the confusing statements included the claim that the strategic agreement would benefit Saudi Aramco greatly, and the purported selling of the country’s interest in the RAPID project.
“I want to explain here that the whole project is called the Pengerang International Petroleum Complex (PIPC) and in it is the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) as a component, which is worth RM27 billion.
“In the PIC, there is the RAPID component where there is cooperation between Saudi Aramco and Petronas.
“So it is incorrect for Ko to claim that the investment by Saudi Aramco in RAPID is 50 per cent in PIPC, because the investment is only in RAPID.”
Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan