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LGE to Putrajaya: Please don’t allow Penang airport to become ‘pasar...

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says the airport, which can handle 6.5 million passengers, needs an urgent upgrade as the number of passengers coming to Penang is expected to exceed seven million soon.

Kit Siang: Rural and urban tsunamis needed in GE14

Kit Siang also credits PPBM and its chairman Dr Mahathir for breaking open the Malay hinterland.

Najib: Claims that govt neglects opposition states baseless

Prime Minister says federal government allocates funds annually to all states, including those under opposition administration.

Penang exco dispels housing ‘myth’ in federal booklet

Booklet on federal government's success in Penang claims over 16,000 PR1MA housing units being built but state government says figure far from the truth.

Tourism is ‘taxing’ East-West relations further

Tourism tax is the latest in characterising the rather strained relationship between the Sabah and Sarawak state governments with the federal government.

Tourism tax: How do BN MPs sleep at night, asks Warisan

Parti Warisan Sabah says tourism tax is akin to pouring sand in Sabah's rice bowl, as tourism is a billion-ringgit industry there.

Interim PM for Pakatan a practical solution, says Amanah

Dr Mahahtir and PPBM are in for the long run and have recognised Anwar Ibrahim's PM-in-waiting status, says Amanah veep Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

RM1.4 billion allocated but Penang only gets RM305 million

Penang exco tells assembly the lack of funds has affected flood mitigation projects.

PAS: Only a Muslim should be PM

The Islamist party says this is necessary to uphold Islam as the religion of the federation and the constitution needs to be amended.

Ministry ‘no’ to lowering Penang house prices for foreigners

Minister Noh Omar says he will only support a proposal to reduce the prices of houses for sale to Malaysians.

Sabah rights: We need select committee, says ex-CM

Yong Teck Lee dismisses existing Sabah Rights Review Committee as an 'afterthought' by the state government, handicapped by its inability to attract opposition parties to attend hearings.

Testing time ahead for Abang Johari, says think-tank

Sarawakians will measure new chief minister by the stand he takes on a number of issues, not least the contentious shariah bill amendments rejected by his predecessor.

Lim: Federal-state govt must cooperate to solve flash floods

Penang CM Lim Guan Eng says opposition is not looking for a fight but rather for cooperation and solutions from the federal government.

S’wak BN will fight for state rights its own way

Sarawak BN Secretary-General Dr Stephen Rundi Utom says they will fight for autonomy in a lawful and responsible manner.

Special task force to solve Semenyih River pollution

This is to ensure a collaborative and continuous investigation into the river pollution issue by both federal agencies and Selangor government.

DAP: Only 2.4% of federal revenue goes back to states

DAP lawmaker urges fair distribution of revenue that government earns from all states, as statistics show ruling BN administration uses up almost 98% of budget.

Federalisation of projects must stop, says Kitingan

Jeffrey Kitingan says seizure of RM114 million in MACC's probe in Sabah justifies calls to channel all development funds for federal projects to the Sabah Government for implementation.

Leiking: Debate Malaysia Agreement 1963 in Parliament

PKR vice-president says enough time has been wasted on committees set up to look into issues affecting both states and calls for them to be discussed in Parliament.

Adenan ‘sick and tired’ of asking Federal Govt for better schools

The Sarawak chief minister also says he wants more Sarawak teachers hired and that it was time the state's schools no longer lagged decades behind.

Devolve powers to the 13 states

Instead of giving people the tools to resolve their own problems through their own means, the Federal Government has taken the role of a nanny that assumes she knows best.

T’ganu: Education programme on despite lack of funds

Ahmad Razif says state cannot continuously depend on Federal Government's allocation through its oil royalty.

Sabah has own ways to claim its rights, says CM

Musa Aman says the “making noise” approach or publicity stunts might not work.

Guan Eng: Upgrade Penang’s ‘pasar malam’ airport

The state government is requesting the federal authorities to upgrade the airport to enable it to handle 10 million passengers a year as the current airport's capacity of 6.5 million passengers is inadequate.

S’gor Govt: Refund money before taking over PPR buildings

Federal Government must reimburse the state for the RM8 million spent on public housing buildings since 2008.