KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has clarified that he was in Abu Dhabi accompanying the Yang di-Pertuan Agong yesterday, after he was found to be absent from the first Cabinet meeting.

Taking to Facebook, he provided several photos of the deal between state oil and gas firm Petronas and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) inking deals to cooperate in exploring and evaluating Unconventional Onshore Block 1 which covers a concession area of 2,000 square km in the Al Dhafra region in the United Arab Emirates.

"The signing of this agreement shows the competitive ability of Malaysian companies at the international level.

"It also reflects the close bilateral trade rela...