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Current affairs in Sabah and Sarawak.

MACC officers to be stationed in Sabah chief minister’s office

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says his staff has nothing to worry about if they are not involved in graft.

Anifah to file for revision of Kimanis court ruling

His lawyer says a fresh quorum of judges should have heard his appeal as three out of five of them also presided over the appeal of Warisan candidate Karim Bujang.

Sabah PPBM sets claim to contesting Kimanis by-election

State party secretary says Kimanis has become a party stronghold following an exodus of many leaders and members from rival parties into Sabah PPBM.

Sabah CM to meet Petronas over 20% royalty next week

We'll see how it goes, says Shafie Apdal after Petronas chief explains why 20% is not possible.

Sabah MP wants stern action against developer after toddler’s death

MP says he was informed that the builder had already obtained from the Penampang district council the occupancy certificate, including for the sky-bridge.

Anifah to sue EC over loss of Kimanis seat

The former foreign minister alleges that the commission did not properly conduct the election in May last year.

Anifah says talk of contesting under opposition banner premature

The former Umno man says he has not decided whether to recontest the Kimanis parliamentary seat.

Priority to previous landowners in sale of NCR land seized for...

The villagers in Kampung Seroban, Serian, had given up the land for the building of a new school in 2005.

3 drug dealers killed in shootout with Sabah cops

Ten firearms were also seized in the incident in Sabah’s east coast Kinabatangan district.

Sarawak minister to meet Maszlee over GPS leaders attending school functions

State education minister Michael Manyin says he hopes to meet his federal counterpart next week.

6 family members claim trial to assaulting Sabah kindergarten teacher

The incident happened at the Tabika Kemas Kampung Sungai Buaya, Semporna, Sabah.

Warisan hasn’t decided on Kimanis by-election candidate, says Shafie

The chief minister says the Kimanis by-election is Warisan’s to contest as it was his party that had challenged the GE14 result in court.

130 experts, scientists in Sabah to help conserve pygmy elephants

Sabah welcomes gathering of elephant specialists for the 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group meeting, held for the first time in the state.

Sabah signs RM100 mil deal with Japanese renewable energy firm

Blue Capital, which needs 750,000 tonnes of empty palm oil kernels a year, will build a biomass energy plant in Lahad Datu with local firm Blossom Bio Energy.

Sabah braces for tail effects of Typhoon Kammuri

State authorities take no chances although no widespread disaster is expected.

We didn’t mean to blame parents for incident, say cops

Sabah police clarify controversy over statement on toddler’s fall from building.

11,340 illegals immigrants in Sabah deported this year

589,364 sent home to countries of origin since 1990, says National Security Council.

No lobbying entertained for bridge project contracts, says Sarawak CM

Abang Johari says contracts for all bridge projects in the state are done through an open tender system.

Sabah opposition leaders plan meeting with Anifah

Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku chief Jeffrey Kitingan says the parties want to avoid a clash which would split the Kimanis votes.

Sarawak DCM wins defamation suit against PKR man

High Court orders Vernon Kedit to pay RM200,000 in damages and RM40,000 in legal costs.

Kimanis won’t be as easy as Sandakan, say Sabah analysts

They say it will be an uphill task for the PH-Warisan-Upko pact to show voters it can do better.

Home ministry’s temporary pass plan for illegals unlawful, says Sabah party

Anak Negeri chief Henrynus Amin also wants Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman to provide evidence that the card idea originally came from the BN.

SAPP plans ‘Black Sunday’ protest against temporary passes for illegals

SAPP Youth chief Jamain Sarudin says Sabah should instead emulate the voluntary 'return home' campaign for illegals in Peninsular Malaysia.

18-year-olds will be able to vote by mid-2021, says EC

The EC is in the midst of amending the voter registration laws and other related legislation and procedures to enable 18-year-olds to vote and to implement automatic voter registration.

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