Kelantan withdraws 9-year oil royalty suit against Petronas

Kelantan decided on May 13 not to go ahead with its suit for oil royalty against Petronas. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The suit brought by the Kelantan government against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over its oil royalty claim nine years ago has finally been settled after the state government withdrew it on May 13.

The Kelantan government’s lawyer, Aleeya Elyana Ahmad Mahreez, told reporters this here today after the matter came up for case management before High Court judge Ahmad Bache in chambers in the presence of federal counsel Siti Asmath Che Man, acting for the federal government, which is also a defendant in the case.

Aleeya Elyana said the decision not to go on with the suit against Petronas was made through a notice on May 13, but that no instructions were given on the state government’s suit against the federal government.

“The court set June 21 for further case management (for the Kelantan government’s suit against the federal government),” she said.

In July 2014, the Federal Court ruled that the suit should be remitted to the High Court for a legal decision.