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Current affairs in Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabah Water chief’s appointment unlawful, court rules

Amarjit Singh's appointment is in violation of Section 3 of the Water Supply Enactment, says High Court.

Sarawak cannot impose sales tax on petroleum products, says expert

Constitutional law expert Shad Saleem Faruqi says the state can only impose sales tax on items in the state list of the Federal Constitution.

Five re-arrested over killing of pygmy elephant in Tawau

The Sabah Wildlife Department will seek a new remand order to further investigate the suspects.

Sabah cops won’t entertain ransom demands for kidnapped fishermen

The state police chief says they are working with their Philippine counterparts to trace missing trio.

Sabah orders probe on illegal coral collection in Semporna

Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew says a special team has been instructed to conduct the investigation.

Be careful of ‘last samurai’ Salleh, Sabah PKR deputy chief warns

Mustapha Sakmud hopes the party leadership will be careful about approving those who once trivialised the reformasi struggle.

SAPP chief: Unjust to withhold fuel subsidy from Sabah, Sarawak

However, a consumer group says the government's decision will ensure that consumer prices do not go up when RON95 petrol is allowed to float from Jan 1.

Felda confirms officer and 2 settlers held over elephant killing

The three people were among six detained for being allegedly involved in the brutal killing of a bull pygmy elephant in Kalabakan, near Tawau.

Sabah leaders slam congress organiser over ‘Malay Malaysia’ remark

They say Malaysia belongs to everyone, including the many ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabah recreation workers protest ban on slot machine operators

They say requests to meet the chief minister ignored.

Build peace instead of boosting might, says Sabah academic

Ayesah Uy Abubakar suggests better relations between the military and local communities and aid for those affected by the security curfew.

More animal abuse cases being reported, says Vet chief

The increase in the number of cases was mainly due to greater community awareness of animal abuse, he says.

Suspects in pygmy elephant case held for 2 more days

Wildlife Department to rearrest them If police investigations end within remand period, says Tawau district police chief.

Multiracial PKR in line with my political beliefs, says Salleh

The former federal minister says he wants to help the party champion progressive politics to ensure stability and moderation.

Leiking’s father, Shafie’s wife among recipients of Sabah’s highest awards

1,423 to be honoured in conjunction with head of state's 66th birthday celebration.

Bringing back GST shows Putrajaya is desperate, says Sabah activist

He regrets that most of the money collected from GST was not returned to Sabah and Sarawak when the consumption tax was introduced in 2015.

Kidnappers contacted victim’s family member, say Sabah cops

However, police have not been informed of the amount of ransom demanded.

RM3 billion needed to repair Sabah schools, says Maszlee

The education minister says free education will have to wait for now.

Indonesia’s plan to shift capital prompts Sabah to draft new plans

The plans include constructing a more efficient road network, including in Long Pasia, Sipitang, to ease land connections and spur economic activities on both sides.

Sabah cops seize multiple firearms from 6 held for killing elephant

They also expect to recover tusks sawn off from elephant.

Do your homework before praising UEC move, Sabah MCA tells Warisan

Sabah MCA Wanita chief Pamela Yong says UEC candidates who want to sit for History cannot take it as a single subject in SPM.

S4S members despicable, charge them, says Sarawak minister over Negaraku incident

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says unhappiness with the federal government should not be mixed with loyalty to the country.

Elephant killers caught in Tawau

It comes a week after the dead elephant was found tied to a tree on a riverbank near Tawau.

No handover date, expect ‘old dictator’ murmurs, Sarawak activist tells Dr...

Francis Paul Siah dismisses the prime minister's excuse that he needs to fix the country's economic problems before handing over power.