Published: Tuesday January 22, 2013 MYT 10:17:00 PM
Kelantan govt applies for injunction against Petronas
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: The Kelantan government filed an injunction in High Court here to prohibit Petroleum Nasional Berhad from paying to the Federal Government cash payments other than the Kelantan government.
The injunction was filed by Kelantan government which was represented by its economic planning, finance and welfare committee chairman Datuk Husam Musa through Messrs Tommy Thomas at the High Court Registry Tuesday.
The Kelantan government had named Petroleum Nasional Berhad and the Malaysian Government as the first and second defendants.
In the application, the plaintiff Kelantan government had applied for an interlocutory injunction prohibiting the first defendant whether by itself, its agents, servants or otherwise from paying to the Federal Government the cash payment.
The injunction was to compel the first defendant to place the cash payments into a syariah-compliant account.
It was also to compel Petroleum Nasional to prepare an account detailing all past payments made by Petroleum Nasional to the Federal Government and to furnish such information by way of an affidavit within 14 days of any order of the court.
They had also applied for the costs and occasioned by this application and other relief to be paid by Petroleum Nasional.