|Wong Choon Mei|
| KUALA TERENGGANU, March 19: PAS leaders in Terengganu welcomed the offer from Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to act as middleman for the state in seeking the return of oil royalty payments long-owed to it by the federal government.|
“There can be no other person more qualified than Tengku Razaleigh when it comes to the agreements signed between the states and Petronas," PAS MP for Kuala Terengganu Wahid Endut told Harakahdaily.
“Ku Li was the signatory for Petronas acting in his capacity as chairman. In all these agreements, it was stipulated that Petronas would pay 5 percent of total oil produced annually. And these were standard agreements, not individualized."
According to Wahid, who has copies of all the agreements, Petronas signed up with Terengganu on March 22, 1975, with Kelantan on May 9, 1975, with Sabah on March 27, 1975 and with Sarawak on June 14, 1976.