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2009 Mar 27 - Ministry said high costs due to high surcharges in Sabah

Ministry said high costs of materials due to high surcharges in Sabah

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 27, 2009: The Ministry of Transport denied that the high prices of goods in East Malaysia is tied entirely to the Cabotage Policy. The ministry was responding to Datuk Chua Soon Bui, Member of Parliament for Tawau during question time. 

The ministry however, blamed the high surcharges in Sabah and Sarawak, the overall transportation cost including cost of logistics on land and cost of ports among others.

Chua had asked whether the Transport Ministry intends to review the Cabotage Policy for Sabah, considering prices of essential materials for the construction and manufacturing sectors in Sabah are 20-30% higher and has the Transport Ministry carried out any survey of the Cabotage Policy and its implications on the difficulties faced by the manufacturing sectors in Sabah.

The Transport ministry further claimed that the Cabotage Policy is practised by many other maritime nations in the world including advanced nations like Japan and United States of America. Several nations fully enforce the implementation of this policy whereby foreign ships are not allowed altogether to operate in the domestic waters of the concerned nation.

The Cabotage Policy had started to be enforced in the year of 1980 in Malaysia.

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SAPP's Land Reform Policy - To promote and protect the rights and interests of local natives and other citizens in Sabah [BM][Chinese]

On Oil Royalty - SAPP is not giving up its struggle for more oil royalty payment for Sabah.

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Proclamation of Msia 1963...details
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Petroleum Oil Agreement (1976)

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SAPP's objection of coal-fired plants in Sabah
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The missing billion ringgit "special grant"
SAPP on SEDIA Bill 2009
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Political Autonomy for Sabah
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