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Warisan hailed for keeping to election manifesto promises

LABUAN: A local university political researcher has hailed the Parti Warisan Sabah-led Sabah government for having kept to its election manifesto promises, including not appointing politicians to key posts in government-linked companies or statutory bodies. Dr Romzi Ationg, who conducts research on contemporary Malaysian and global politics, said that as of today the Warisan-led government […]

Future change-makers in making in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah leg of the Youth Co:Lab Malaysia celebrated its conclusion yesterday with 21 teams comprising of over 80 participants going head-to-head to pitch their social impact solution at the University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF). Youth Co:Lab is a UNDP Asia-Pacific youth entrepreneurship initiative to position young people front and center in order […]

Sabah’s district council memberships to be increased

SEMPORNA: Membership of all district councils in Sabah will be increased, including appointment of professionals to ensure effectiveness of the work system of the Local Authority, said the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong. Jaujan, who is also the Housing and Local Government Minister, said the matter was being discussed with the permanent Secretary […]

8,000 children in Sabah facing citizenship problem

KOTA KINABALU: An estimated 8,000 children in Sabah, whose mothers are foreigners, are facing difficulty obtaining citizenship status even though their fathers are Malaysians, said Sabah People’s Rights Association president Lee Pun Yee. He said the problem arose when these children were born before their parents registered their marriage. “These children have Malaysian fathers and […]

Which is which? Tangau asks on IMM13

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau demands clarity on IMM13 registration and census on refugees. Tangau said the Sabah Immigration Department stopped the registration of IMM13 passes for children of Filipino refugees from Oct 12. Its director, Datuk Musa Sulaiman, said this was being […]

Fogging in Sandakan as 25 dengue cases recorded

SANDAKAN: Sandakan Health Officer Dr Johari Awang Besar has asked the people to cooperate with health personnel who are conducting fogging at their residential areas following the rise of dengue fever cases here. Johari also asked residents to cooperate when health personnel inspect around their house compound for possible mosquito breeding spots. “When our personnel […]

Christina lauds Shell’s non-flare operation

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has lauded Shell’s initiative in going for zero flaring in its operation. Speaking at Shell Deepwater’s 40th anniversary on Wednesday night, Christina welcomed the decision as flaring is an unsustainable practice from a resource management and environmental perspective. “It contributes to climate change and impacts the environment […]

S’wak PAC members inspect Tanjong Manis Water Supply project site

KUCHING: The Sarawak Public Accounts Committee (PAC) made up of State Legislative Assembly members was at Phase 1 of Tanjong Manis Water Supply project site in Sarikei yesterday to get further details over issues surrounding the project. State PAC chairman Aidel Lariwoo posted on his Facebook account of the visit and inspection together with his […]