MIRI: Petronas paid tribute to the media in Sarawak and the government for supporting and partnering with the national oil corporation on various fronts of its development.
This has enabled Petronas to operate seamlessly in Miri and elsewhere in Sarawak over the last many decades to monetise the hydro-carbon resources.
Head of Sarawak Operations, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, M Nazori Janor said the spin off from the oil and gas industry in Miri and Bintulu has brought tremendous socio-economic benefits to the nation, the state and its people especially to the communities in Miri city and Bintulu.
“As a responsible custodian of the nation’s hydro-carbon and as partner to Sarawak in the development of this natural resources, Petronas will remain committed to ensure that the State and the people of Sarawak will benefit from this industry directly and indirectly,” he said at the Petronas/NSJA (Northern Sarawak Journalists Association) Networking dinner here on Wednesday.
The dinner was held in conjunction with Petronas/NSJA Bowling Friendly Game held earlier during the day.
Nazori added that Petronas is well aware that the oil & gas industry is a subject that is very close to the hearts of every Sarawakian.
“As our strategic partners, we hope NSJA and the media in Miri will be able to highlight our past, present and future socio-economic contribution to Sarawak and Miri.
“Without your help, the people especially those in Sarawak will not be able to know and appreciate the substantial socio-economic contribution we are giving to the state and country as well as the role that we play in nation building,” he stressed.
On the bowling game, he was happy to see the good turnout from the various media organisations in Miri and Petronas operating units in Sarawak.
He said the game was not just about bowling but very much part of their commitment in upholding the long standing relationship with NSJA and media who are their partners and key stakeholders in Miri.
Among those present at the dinner were the president of NSJA Thng Joo Hua; NSJA exco and members; Petronas management and staff; Ahmad Ramudzan Muda, head of Production, Bintulu; and Salahuddin Sulaiman, head of Reliability and Maintenance Department, Sarawak.
At the function, Zanori and Ahmad jointly presented the prizes to the top six winning teams and the top man and woman players respectively Wong King Min and Chee Lei Eng – both from Sin Chew Daily News.
The champion team consisting of Shahrul Nizam, Steve Anuar, Andy Jong, Shirley Chia won with a total pin down of 1,378, while second place was won with total pin down of 1,329 from the team consisting of Jack Ho, Wong King Min, Piong Nyian Fooh, and Ghazali.
Third placing went to the team comprising Mariana Murib, Chee Lei Eng, Mohd Nor Hadie and Wong Ai Un with their 1,230 total pin down.