PrintPetroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) hopes to reach a final investment decision on its RM60bil Refinery and  Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) complex in Pengerang,  Johor by the first quarter of next year, pushing back the commissioning  of the specialty chemicals-based facility to end-2016 or early 2017.

This was because of infrastructure delays such as the state government’s relocation of residents and cemeteries, president and CEO Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas told journalists at a briefing on Petronas’ first quarter results yesterday.

Water supply has also been an issue, he added.

Nonetheless, Shamsul said the national oil company’s five-year RM300bil capital  expenditure plan to reverse declining production was intact, noting that it would have to play catch-up after having spent only RM72bil, or 24%, of that amount between 2011 and January this year.

According to  its financial statements, Petronas posted a 2.73% decrease in net profit for the three months to March to RM20.37bil from RM20.94bil a year ago, citing lower crude oil prices and higher costs.

Excluding non-operating costs, Petronas said its net operating profit after tax would have improved by RM1.2bil.

Hahaha….nampaknya menjadi juga strategi politik kita untuk melewatkan pembinaan RAPID di Johor. Tokey Petronas sendiri sudah menzahirkan kekecewaan, kerana banyak isu yang tidak dapat diselesaikan, sehingga terpaksa menyebabkan pembinaan RAPID dilewatkan.

Strategi kita mengena nampaknya. Peduli apa kalau projek lambat pun, janji kita dapat menampilkan diri sebagai kalangan yang menjaga kepentingan rakyat. Bukan setakat rakyat hidup, sampai mayat reput pun kita jaga kebajikan.

Pas Johor sepatutnya menggunakan kesempatan ini, untuk masuk ke ceruk kampung di Johor, dan meraikan kejayaan kita melambatkan projek RAPID. Ini kejayaan besar. Pas lawan Petronas – kita boleh menang. Ambik.

Ini semua kerja baik Salahuddin Ayub. Jangan lupa, Salahuddin hampir menang di Pulai. Jazlan anak arwah Mat Rahmat Bulldog pun setakat menang 3,000 undi lebih sikit. Kalau ikut undi popular, 52% vs. 48% sahaja. Kalah nose kata orang kaki judi kuda.

Ana minta sangat, antara yang perlu dibangkitkan oleh YB Pas dalam sidang nanti adalah mengenai masalah Petronas ini. Bagi telanjang depa cukup-cukup. Baru syok.