Hajiji said the number was revised from the initial RM1.25 billion, due to the increase in global commodity prices.

“Of the total RM1.4 billion, some 98.9 per cent or RM1.385 billion has been paid to the state,” he said during Question Time in the state legislative assembly.

The state government has also collected some RM1.562 billion since the tax came into force in April last year, meaning earnings last year was RM177.88 million.

Despite the 5 per cent sales tax coming into force last year under the previous Warisan government, national petroleum company Petronas had started to pay the sales tax earlier this year.