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Current affairs in Sabah and Sarawak.

Sweet success changes Sarawak village’s fortunes

Yayasan Sejahtera helps villagers commercialise their gula apong natural sweetener.

Court never ruled Amarjit’s appointment null and void, says Shafie

Shafie Apdal says the Water Department director is a contract officer and the state government will ensure everything is in order.

PH takes SUPP leader to task over allocation for Unimas

Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen says Universiti Malaysia Sarawak is getting what it asked for in development expenditure for next year.

AirAsia to bring international flights to Sandakan, Tawau next year

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes confident of drawing tourists from Asean countries, China, Korea and Japan.

Mavcom refused to act on klia2 immigration congestion issue, says AirAsia...

Tony Fernandes says Mavcom had demanded proof of congestion instead of making an on-site inspection.

Sabah artist up in arms over mural lookalike

Crig Francis says he was shocked to discover the strong resemblance between the mural at Padang Merdeka and a design he had earlier submitted to DBKK.

Liew crossed the line in Sabah Water Department case, says PBS

PBS vice-president Johnny Mositun says the minister should have spoken in his capacity as a member of the state ruling party if he wished to comment on the matter.

Don’t be Warisan’s lapdog, PBS tells ex-colleague over citizenship issue

PBS information chief Joniston Bangkuai says a true leader should not change his stand so easily.

‘Black water’ from taps makes PBS rep see red

Matunggong assemblywoman Julita Majungki says water to 50 villages in Kudat is getting murkier.

Sarawak party urges CM to maintain immigration control in state

PBK president Voon Lee Shan says foreigners can obtain the Mykad easily in Sabah and they can easily slip into Sarawak.

PBS has no proof of citizenship drive by Warisan, says defector

Abdul Rahman Kongkawan, now in Warisan, denies that the state government set fire to houses as a ruse to give papers to illegals.

Kitingan questions politics of race and religion in Sabah

State opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan says it is strange that an event assumed to be religious will be officiated by the chief minister.

Whose side are you on, GPS asks DAP state chief over...

GPS chief whip Fadillah Yusof says it is wrong for Sarawak to bear the share of general development which he says benefits Peninsular Malaysia.

Sabah MCA leader raps Liew for comment on Water Department case

Appeal against director's appointment still before the courts, the MCA Batu Sapi division chief tells de facto law minister.

Yong questions Liew’s role in Sabah Water Department court case

The former chief minister says the Sabah ministers had no comments on the High Court decision that declared the appointment as illegal.

IVF bid fails, now hunt on for fresh rhino sperm

Effort to save Sumatran rhino in Sabah takes a hit after frozen sperm from dead rhino partner fails to do its magic.

State govt appeals against ruling on Sabah Water Department director

He says Section 3 (2) of Sabah's Water Supply Enactment 2003 might not apply to Amarjit Singh.

Sabah, Sarawak open to cooperation on regional airline

The state leaders say having such an airline would boost tourism and economic activity in Sabah and Sarawak.

Sabah, Sarawak to link up on oil and gas reserves

The two chief ministers say the two states can combine their strengths as they have common interests.

Sarawakians not ‘greedy beggars’, Nancy tells Guan Eng

The Gabungan Parti Sarawak MP says the people are only exercising their rights by demanding a fairer budget allocation.

Sarawak pangolin, facing extinction, to get greater protection

Forestry Corporation chief says state government will be urged to classify it as 'totally protected' and higher penalties imposed on offenders.

Murut groups squabble after chiefs sign declaration of support for Anwar

Rivals lodge police reports against each other in Sabah.

Explain formula for grants to Sabah, Sarawak say CMs

The chief ministers of both states say the federal government did not inform them how the figure was derived.

RM32 mil special grant ‘nothing to shout about’, say Sarawak party...

They say the 2020 Budget is to address 'Malaya's needs' and the development gap between the peninsula and Sarawak and Sabah will only get wider.