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Current affairs 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.

Hunting veteran denounces slaying of pygmy elephant

An act of the cruellest nature and a violation of hunters' code, says hunter with 25 years experience.

Temporary pass will only encourage more immigrants, warn Sabah Umno women

They say the federal government's move will encourage an influx of foreigners into the state.

Warisan gets go-ahead to set up 1,111 new branches in Sabah

Registrar of Societies gives approval out of 3,700 applied for by ruling party.

Respect all national anthems, Dayak group tells ‘immature’ S4S activists

The organiser of the fundraising event slams S4S as 'irresponsible' and 'immature'.

RM10,000 bounty on cruel killers of Sabah pygmy elephant

Bounty may go up to RM20,000 but it has not been firmed up yet, says Sabah Wildlife director Augustine Tuuga.

Egg cell harvest may help save Sumatran rhino

Experts recover egg cell from last of the species at Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah for in-vitro fertilisation attempt.

Sabah govt agencies told to stand on their own

The chief minister says the agencies must reduce their dependence on government grants and become financially independent.

Pygmy elephant found dead in Tawau riddled with 70 bullets

Sabah Wildlife Department slams 'brutal killing' of female pygmy elephant believed to be 11 or 12 years old.

Why should we stand for Negaraku, ask Sarawak activists

S4S members say Sarawak has been treated unfairly and that Negaraku is 'Malaya's' anthem.