Sarawak suit on hold, awaits decision on Petronas appeal

Desmond Davidson

Petronas counsel Malik Imtiaz Sarwar says the Court of Appeal agreed there are special circumstances warranting the stay of proceedings of the sales tax suit at the high court. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 19, 2020.

THE Court of Appeal today stayed proceedings to hear Sarawak’s suit to pursue sales tax payment from national oil company Petronas.

The three-man bench in Kuching decided that the court has to first dispose Petronas’ appeal against the high court’s rejection of its application to recuse a judicial commissioner.

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