State govt issues moratorium on work permit of Petronas personnel intending to work in S’wak

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HIGHER PROFIT YEAR: Petronas is expected to achieve an overall RM95 billion profit before tax for 2013 on the back of robust productions from resumed operations and newly discovered regional and international O&G fields. – Reuters photo

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KUCHING: The state government will put a moratorium with immediate effect on all new applications for work permits of Petronas personnel from outside Sarawak intending to work in the state.

The short statement declaring the moratorium was issued by the Chief Minister’s Office today (Aug 7).

Updates to follow