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Quality infrastructure in 95% of rural areas by 2025, says minister

Almost all areas, especially in Sabah, are to have roads, electricity and water supply under the Rural Development Policy.

Sabah gets RM1.1 bil in federal funds for rural development

Federal Rural Development Minister Rina Harun says the majority of her ministry’s projects in Sabah involve road construction.

Lack of funds hampering rural development efforts, says Sabah minister

State Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick wants more money to carry out new programmes to eradicate poverty among rural folk.

Putrajaya allocates RM1.1 bil for development of rural Sabah

Some villages in the Pitas district still have no access to electricity and clean water, says deputy minister R Sivarasa.

Even PH politicians complained about budget cuts, says Najib

The former prime minister heaps scorn on the finance ministry's denial that it failed to prioritise allocations for rural development in Budget 2019.

Untrue, says finance minister of rural development spending cuts claim

Lim Guan Eng says allocations have been increased, while those claiming the government is not prioritising rural development are trying to mislead the public.

Former ministry sec-gen gets jail, fined RM3 mil for aiding son...

His son, businessman Ahmad Zukhairi, was sentenced to five years’ jail and fined RM9.6 million, in default 10 years jail.

RM10 million more for Sarawak is ‘nothing’

Two Sarawak leaders say economic gap will continue to widen between Sarawak and West Malaysia.

Liew: No evidence to link Shafie Apdal to RM1.5 bil graft...

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says evidence adduced was not sufficient for further action by MACC.

20,000 left in the dark in Sabah, says minister

Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick vows to address problem with help of SESB and federal rural development ministry.

Najib: I’m following my father’s legacy helping rural folk

We must continue his struggles, but with additional programmes as the world has changed, Prime Minister Najib Razak says of his late father Tun Abdul Razak.

Musa jointly chairs federal meeting on rural needs of Sabah

Chief minister says this is the first time he has been invited by federal regional and rural development ministry to co-chair such a meeting.

Sabah, Sarawak get the most in rural development funds

More than half of the rural development budget goes to Sabah and Sarawak, with the remainder shared by all 11 states in the peninsula.

Musa lays out plans to erase poverty in Sabah

Sabah aims to achieve zero poverty by 2035 and ensure that all rural areas in the state have clean water supply and electricity.

Kuching to Putrajaya: Lay off appointing contractors for Sarawak

The state wants to take over the appointment of contractors so as to give local contractors the jobs, and to reduce costs and mismanagement of funds, says assistant minister.

2 former secretaries to Shafie Apdal released on bail

Both men freed on RM15,000 bail with one surety, each, after being remanded in connection with the misappropriation of RM1.5 billion in funds.

Warisan: PBS panicking over exodus from party

PBS’ Maximus Ongkili is under tremendous pressure as many party grassroot leaders have deserted to Warisan, claims Warisan secretary-general Loretto Padua Jr.

Get your facts right, DAP man tells Salleh about Penang’s ‘successes’

DAP councillor refutes Salleh Said Keruak’s statement that the Penang government has not done enough to create jobs or help rural folk.

Sarawak’s revenue drops by RM1 billion as oil prices decline

Sarawak Legislative Assembly told state revenue, with oil and gas contributing nearly 40%, is decreasing while expenses, including on infrastructure, are rising.

Researcher: Don’t sideline areas with few voters

Ng Yeen Seen says KL people should not say 'not my problem' because eventually it will be everybody's problem.

Swak’s RM2.5b debt mostly for rural development

Water supply projects account for bulk of loans from Putrajaya as more resources needed due to Sarawak's vast size and scattered rural communities.

Sarawak berhutang RM2.5b sebab bangunkan luar bandar

Menteri Kewangan Kedua Sarawak, Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh berkata hutang negeri dengan Putrajaya mampu diuruskan.

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