Terima Kasih Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas
“It’s so difficult to do an honest day’s job. You spend a lot of time away from your true function (of running Petronas),” Shamsul lamented during the interview conducted last week.
“It’s not just people outside [who are making things difficult but] also people in the government – the bureaucrats. Bureaucratic interference makes things difficult,” he added.
In fact, things have been tough for Shamsul since he took the reins of Petronas from Tan Sri Hassan Marican in 2010, said the weekly financial paper of The Edge in its cover story on page 80-82.
Among the changes Shamsul has made that has irked the government is to cap the dividend paid to the federal government at 30% of Petronas’ net profit from 2013 onwards. This has also angered many in UMNO, who feel that Petronas should cough up more.
But Shamsul argued: “We need money to grow. If we remain static and all our production is depleting … in 13 years’ time we might as well close shop”.
Siapa BIROKRAT yang selalu menganggu PETRONAS? Sebab itu apabila PEMANDU mencadangkan penubuhan MPRC (ramai kalangan Pegawai PETRONAS) merasakan ada usaha di peringkat PEMANDU untuk coup kalangan pengurusan PETRONAS.
Pernah baca MANDATE/MANDAT kononnya yang diberikan kepada MPRC???
MPRC is governed by a set of objectives within its mandate. The mandate empowers MPRC to undertake strategic considerations within the oil and gas services and manufacturing sector, to enable us to add value along the oil and gas value chain. The activities within our mandate are:
- Recommend policies relating to oil and gas services sector
- Recommend changes and updates to business regulations and tax incentives to promote domestic growth of oil and gas players
- Prepare and share blueprints on the oil and gas services sector
- Build and maintain database of pertinent information on oil and gas services companies
- Promote Malaysia’s oil and gas services companies abroad
- Leverage on local and international financial institutions to support selected domestic companies when applying for foreign contracts
- Support oil and gas services companies (domestic and foreign) to set up operations in Malaysia
- Interact with relevant organisations to ensure industry requirements are met e.g., talent, R&D, technology transfer etc.