Terengganu folk overjoyed
SETIU: The Terengganu government is glad that the management of the 5% oil royalty has reverted to the state from the Federal Government.
“The people of Terengganu are very elated. There are happy faces everywhere,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said yesterday.
However, just hours after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced that the management of the 5% oil royalty would revert to the Terengganu government, a non-governmental organisation here demanded the percentage be increased to 20%.The Terengganu People’s Coalition Council (Majlis Permuafakatan Rakyat Terengganu) passed a resolution to ask the Federal Government to increase the royalty percentage.