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What next for Sarawak, Petros and Petronas?

Sarawak has contributed more than its fair share to Malaysia's economic growth and should no longer be deprived of the real fruits of its own resources.

Sarawak has gas distribution authority, says committee

This is provided for under the Gas Distribution Ordinance 2016.

BN leaders ineffective in protecting Sarawak’s rights, says Zaid

The former minister says these leaders are either afraid of the prime minister or want to please him and Umno, which is why they merely talk about Sarawak’s rights without taking concrete measures.

Government to bear RM17 billion for Selangor water restructuring

Energy, green technology and water ministry secretary-general Zaini Ujang says the cost will also cover the acquisition of SPLASH.

Penang woman’s video on grouses: Here are the facts

FMT takes a look at the claims made by a woman in the 'Isn't 10 years enough' video and provides a fact check on each item of claim.

Government’s academic body predicts BN victory at next polls

Members point to a study which says BN will still be able to form the government if it obtains a 40% victory in the peninsula along with parliamentary seats in Sabah and Sarawak.

C4: Kelantan government has failed the Orang Asli

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, saying it supports the blockade by the Orang Asli in Gua Musang, calls on the federal and state governments to sit down and discuss the plight of the Orang Asli whose livelihood is affected by logging.

Penang airport expansion work to start soon

This will involve optimising space usage to address the long queues, the construction of a seven-storey car park and the expansion of the airport itself.

RM1b allocation biggest ever for Sabah schools, says Musa

Sabah chief minister says the federal government funds will support efforts by state government to develop education.

MB: Bauxite mining problems still exists in Pahang despite moratorium

Among the problems are the failure of bauxite mining operators to comply with the time for them to carry out their activities within the stipulated period.

Guan Eng: Federal govt owes Penang RM1.6 billion in flood funds

Penang CM says even RM1 billion would go a long way in fixing flood-related problems in the state.

Minister blames state governments for failure of affordable homes programme

Noh Omar says the lack of cooperation from some state governments, such as Selangor, has resulted in the government being able to complete only 255,341 houses, or 23%, of the target.

Focus again on agriculture, former Sabah strongman tells Putrajaya

Former Sabah chief minister says Malaysia is importing RM40 billion worth of food, mainly from Australia, to fulfil its domestic demands.

BN leaders scornful of PH’s alternative budget

Senior ministers say budget unrealistic and factually wrong.

Rahman: Penang topping investments shows govt is fair

Minister says federal government has showered incentives and approved mega infrastructure projects in opposition-controlled Penang and Selangor.

Penang wants Putrajaya to build more affordable houses

State government says it has received confirmation on only two PR1MA projects in Penang, despite several announcements on the matter.

PH will review, renegotiate ECRL and HSR, says Mahathir

Pakatan Harapan chairman also reiterates concerns over the sale of land to foreigners.

Economist says Malaysia’s deindustrialisation is worrying

Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram says Malaysia's shrinking industries and heavy reliance on its services sector is a sign of failure rather than success.

MP laments dire lack of info on Chinese projects

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar says opposition is not against Chinese investments but wants these to be scrutinised in Parliament.

Guan Eng slams ‘jealous’ Rahman for ‘federal help’ claim over debt

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says Umno minister forgot to mention that water restructuring deal signed in 2011 was over debt inherited from BN state government.

Rahman reminds Penang federal govt helped reduce its debt

Minister Rahman Dahlan says DAP’s 'spin' that state debt was reduced by 95% through its own efforts must be corrected.

Debt to federal govt: Penang, Selangor owe the least

Over RM4 billion in arrears owed to the federal government in 2016, says latest audit report.

Federal govt incurred RM38.4 billion deficit in 2016

The deficit was financed by internal and external loans of RM99.85 billion, which were used to repay existing debts and finance the Housing Loan Trust Fund.

Audit report: Federal debt grew by RM147 billion over 5 years

First series of the 2016 Auditor-General's Report released today reveals overall debt increased by 2.8% from RM630 billion in 2015 to RM648 billion last year.