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Current affairs in Sabah and Sarawak.

Dutch tourist found dead at Mulu National Park

Search goes on for local tour guide trapped in flash flood.
Buku Harapan, 100 hari, Pakatan harapan

Analysts split on axing Sedition Act

One says the PH government must fulfil its election pledge while two others say some aspects of the act can be maintained.

Don’t hide location of new dam, SAPP tells Sabah govt

SAPP is concerned that the government made crucial decisions at the Cabinet level without consulting the relevant departments and ministries.

Bersih’s call to drop 13 new Sabah state seats against constitution,...

Parti Bersatu Sabah vice-president Johnny Mositun says the decision should be left to the state assembly without federal interference.

We wouldn’t have dilapidated schools with education autonomy, says Sarawak

The state education minister slams Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen for politicising the issue, saying children will suffer in the end.

Dr M accused of trying to silence East Malaysians with scare...

Activist Zainnal Ajamain says it's not seditious to speak of secession.

Papar residents come out in support of RM2 bil dam

Group says the project will solve the district's water problems and provide much-needed infrastructure.

Automatic registration will ‘taint’ electoral roll, says PBS

PBS president Maximus Ongkili says a large number of illegal immigrants are suspected to be holders of fake identity cards or ICs illegally given or dubious birth certificates.

PSB deputy chief Jerip quits party, pledges support for Abang Johari

The Mambong assemblyman says he is convinced only Gabungan Parti Sarawak can bring development and progress to the rural constituencies.

Only simple majority needed for motion on 13 new seats, says...

Shafie Apdal says he is confident that the bill will receive the necessary support in Parliament.

Deaths of 3 divers due to blast injuries, confirm Sabah police

A postmortem on the trio found they suffered massive internal injuries, consistent to those caused by a blast.

Sabah opposition leaders all for increasing state seats to 73 despite...

PBS and SAPP say they have been waiting for the bill to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73 to be tabled in Parliament ever since the state assembly approved it in 2016.

Do not threaten to silence civil society, Bersih tells Sabah minister

Bersih 2.0 slams Sabah minister who threatened to control NGOs by amending existing laws on civil society organisations.

BN to empower state govts under ‘new deal’, says Rahman Dahlan

Umno Supreme Council member Abdul Rahman Dahlan says under BN’s improved federalism concept, the federal government will give greater autonomy to state governments to manage their affairs.

PKR Youth leaders clash over Dr M’s ‘Malay unity’ call

Sabah PKR Youth chief Raymond Ahuar says the party should reject race-based politics and focus on rebuilding the nation through racial unity.

Sarawak govt’s ‘unlawful demands’ delayed school repairs, says state DAP

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen urges swift compliance with the finance ministry’s rules so that the RM1 billion fund can be allocated.

Land transactions worth RM13 bil reported in Sabah last year

Land and Survey Department says it came to realise the huge amount involved only through the implementation of an online system last year.

Sarawak aims to develop Kuching as smart city by 2030

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says he would also like to maintain Kuching's status as a safe city.

Minister rapped for remarks on fish bombing

Sabah opposition leaders take Salahuddin Ayub to task for dismissing the notion that fish bombing has become more rampant in the country.

Former Sarawak deputy minister James Dawos Mamit dies

He had been suffering from nose cancer for the past several years.

Cops not ruling out pre-meditated murder in fish bombing incident

However, the investigation is taking into account various angles as the police detain 10 more in connection with the incident.

Guan Eng under fire for playing politics with school repairs

Two analysts and an activist call for end to the tug-of-war over funds for dilapidated Sarawak schools.

9 new rural health clinics for Sarawak

Dr Lee Boon Chye says the federal government is committed towards improving health facilities.

Schoolboy found hanged after scolding for playing truant

The boy was found by his younger brother who had just returned from school.

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