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Thursday, August 22, 2019


Current affairs in Sabah and Sarawak.

PKR S’wak to station ‘phantom voter detection specialists’

Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem urged to prevail on the Election Commission (EC) to clean up the electoral rolls before the forthcoming state election expected as early as March this year.

S4S Chief: MA63 central in Borneo, Putrajaya ties

The movement has collected signatures from 10 per cent of Sarawak’s voting public and politicians contesting in the upcoming state election have been advised not to ignore this.

Jambun: Hadi has no business touching on Christianity

The human rights advocate has no issues with people wanting to leave their religion for any reason whatsoever but feels that bribing someone to leave his or her religion should be outlawed.

Adenan: Devolution of powers takes time

Chief minister says that while some powers cannot be transferred easily to the state from the federal government, others can.

Sabah may miss 2020 high income status target

In short, Malaysia cannot be declared as a high income nation by 2020 as highly anticipated.

Beware of Opposition’s rhetoric, Wong warns S’wakians

Minister Wong Soon Koh says Sarawakians should realise that the change brought by the state government, and not by the Opposition, should be supported.

Breakaway parties pose problem for Adenan

Sarawak BN chief says four parties will be given time to resolve their differences themselves

Tussle over seats in Sarawak BN and splinter groups

Adenan promises to sort out allocations 'one way or another' before nomination day.

Car and daughters missing when mum comes out of bank

Woman left two children unattended for half an hour to make quick cash withdrawal.

Adenan: Sarawak supports the TPPA

Sarawak chief minister lauds the TPPA as both the best choice and a good choice, with more advantages than disadvantages.

Harris: Labuan doesn’t need new RM200m ferry terminal

Federal Government allocation of RM200 million for a new ferry terminal should be used to build a new fishing village and affordable housing for Labuan folk.

Those who destroy environment will be dealt with severely

Chief Minister Adenan Satem says Sarawak will no longer issue new timber licences or commercial oil palm plantation licences and in return will create more natural parks.

Sarawak Gov’t says no to Sekolah Indonesia

There will be no Sekolah Indonesia in Sarawak as presently proposed for the children in the plantations but temporary Community Learning Centres (CLC) for them.

Matrade gives over RM2m to S’wak entrepreneurs

Market development grants for foreign expansion have been disbursed to 92 entrepreneurs in the state over fourteen years.

Church wants to take over SK St Teresa’s from federal gov’t

St Teresa's School, reportedly declared unsafe by the PWD is to be relocated to a new site not far from Serian town and renamed SK Sri Sadong by the federal government.

Betong longhouse chiefs ‘unhappy’ with S’wak Gov’t

Several longhouse chiefs admit that they have switched sides and would henceforth be supporting the Opposition to bring "changes" to their areas.

S’wak Punan Bah people sue state gov’t, timber firms

The Punan Bah people battle encroachment by state and private firms and lay claim to over 100,000 acres of forest.

Baru: Umno does not have to come in, they have PBB

“Umno is not here in Sarawak because PBB has an understanding with it, not to come in as long as it can hold the fort together in Sarawak.” says state opposition leader, Baru Bian.

S’wak teenage pregnancy-related issues down 10%

Increased awareness via programmes under the One Stop Pregnancy Committee was key to this encouraging trend, says S'wak Minister, Fatimah Abdullah.

Man stabs ex-wife and stepson to death

Enraged man kills both victims after a failed attempt at reconciliation with his ex-wife.

Naughty postings: Pro-BN group calls for special team

NGO coalition calls for action by police, MCMC and Attorney-General.

Education Ministry gives over RM25m to S’wak schools

Aid was given to 262 schools under the ministry’s Pakej Rancangan Khas (PRK) programme but many more schools in the state also require financial help.

Dr M just as much at fault as Najib, says Baru...

The growing disaffection among Sarawakians worsens as each new prime minister takes over, says PKR Sarawak chief.

Kadir: Najib risks ‘fixed deposits’ as he woos PAS

Even the Muslim-majority parties in the Borneo states may not like the idea of a PAS-Umno union, says the veteran newsman.