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Sarawak wants to take over education, health from federal govt

Chief minister says federal government’s performance is poor and therefore the state government will ask for the executive powers regarding health and education to be transferred to Sarawak.

Sarawak defends itself after flak from tourists over wildlife shelter

Rescued animals are on temporary stay at the centre and are released into the wild once they are successfully rehabilitated, says minister in answer to complaints that the centre lacks facilities.

Sarawak rep suspended a year for challenging speaker’s impartiality

Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei is suspended effective today after 64 assemblymen voted for his suspension.

Penang assembly shifts to Dewan Sri Pinang as 200-year-old building undergoes...

As massive restoration and upgrading work is taking place at the heritage building, state assembly meetings will be held at Dewan Sri Pinang until next March.

Sabah passes motion to endorse amending Federal Constitution

The urgent motion was to record the state’s support for the constitutional amendment bill which was shot down in the Dewan Rakyat recently.

Penang okay with state assembly meeting three times a year

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says a third session will allow assemblymen to ask more questions and deliberate on state policy matters.

Kedah opposition reps stage walkout to protest party-hopping

Guar Chempedak representative Ku Abdul Rahman Ku Ismail later apologised for quitting BN, saying it wasn't an easy decision.

War of words erupts in Sabah assembly over opposition’s alternative budget

Opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan was in the midst of proposing GBS' alternative budget when he was told to stop by Deputy Speaker Ahmad Abdul Rahman.

Ex-Sabah CM, 3 others seek court order to bar Sabah assembly...

Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee wants the case involving 13 new seats to be resolved first, in the wake of rumours the State Legislative Assembly may be dissolved soon.

Tempers flare in Sabah assembly as Umno, Upko chiefs clash

State assembly deputy speaker Ahmad Abdul Rahman loses control of the floor after a war of words erupts between government and opposition reps.

‘Unwell’ Musa seeks permission to delay swearing-in

Former chief minister Musa Aman’s lead counsel Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad says his client has been hospitalised and doctors have advised him against travelling.

Penang blocks all deals on ‘secretly sold’ 1MDB land

Land authorities put a Registrar’s Caveat in place to prevent any deal or work from being carried out on the land.

Hold referendum on undersea tunnel, says Penang PKR rep

Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong Khan Lee calls for review of RM46 billion PTMP and undersea tunnel.

Let’s have Penang state bank for projects, says rep

PPBM man says this will reduce reliance on federal funds.

Enough with the Cinderella treatment, Penang rep tells Putrajaya

PKR's Gooi Hsiao Leung says Penang has been treated like a stepchild despite Penangites being among the country's top taxpayers.

‘Seeing is believing’: Bring Equanimity to Penang, say reps

They say bringing the yacht to Penang will prove to the people that kleptocrats once administered the country.

Penang highway tunnel won’t affect hillslopes, says firm

Project managers say small ‘chemical’ blasts will be carried out to ensure minimum vibrations.

Chow checkmates Norlela over ‘unfair’ Penang exco line-up

The Penang chief minister says if he were to apply the same logic to the federal government, the prime minister should come from the party with the most seats in Parliament.

So what if foreign workers use free bus service, asks Penang...

Machang Bubok assemblyman Lee Khai Loon says the workers should be treated with respect as they help to develop Penang's economy.

Celebrate your differences, Penang governor tells assemblymen

Head of state tells Penang assembly members to focus on better planning and engage in more fruitful debates.

BN’s Yusoff Noor made Penang opposition leader

Penang assembly also nominates first Punjabi deputy speaker from PKR, Dr Amar Pritpal Abdullah.

Sarawak adopts bill to give natives communal land title in perpetuity

Amendment to Land Code was passed by state assembly by a voice vote after 35 assemblymen spoke in the debate.

Kedah Umno backs state govt’s choice for speaker

Bandar Baharu BN rep Norsabrina Mohd Noor says their support for PH was to avoid state elections.

Jeffrey Kitingan mulls motion on Sabah’s rights

However, the Sabah opposition leader believes the state government should be given a chance to resolve the Malaysia Agreement issue.

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