Internet bridges agriculture, business – CM

KUCHING: Sarawak will be banking on local entrepreneurs’ creativity and vision to bridge global business based on precision farming and high speed Internet connectivity. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg stressed that technology driven agriculture will be Sarawak’s forte as the state government embarks on digital transformation. “It will not be traditional agriculture […]

SST 2.0 easy for companies and fair to the people

PETALING JAYA: The Sales and Services Tax (SST), to be implemented from Sept 1 this year, will be easy for companies to manage and also takes into consideration the needs of the Bottom-40 household group, says the Customs Department. Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said the tax comprised three categories, namely zero per cent, five per cent and 10 per cent, but most goods would fall […]

GPS’ registration expected to be finalised in August – CM

KUCHING: The registration of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), which comprises of Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) is expected to be finalised in August, this year, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Abang Johari said although the new coalition is […]

40,161 logs processed without tax identified throughout Sabah – Shafie

KOTA KINABALU: The Chief Minister’s Department (CMD) through its special task force unit had identified 40,161 logs which were believed to have been processed without tax at several locations throughout the State. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal disclosed the figure during a press conference today, in which he said the companies allegedly […]

CM calls on federal govt to increase devt allocations for S’wak by at least four times

CHIEF Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is calling the federal government to increase the development allocations to Sarawak by at least four times. He emphasised that this will allow Sarawak to speedily upgrade its rural infrastructure including roads, drinking water, electricity, internet, schools, clinics as well as agricultural and economic programmes. “In the […]

PGA foils attempt to smuggle controlled items via illegal route

KUCHING: The 11th Battalion of General Operations Force (PGA) foiled an attempt to smuggle controlled items worth RM45,300 through an illegal route at Kampung Mongkos, Serian near here. Its commanding officer Supt Rosdi Inai said acting on public tip-off and surveillance works, police 10.30am raided the illegal route heading towards Indonesia (Kampung Segumon) yesterday. “Following […]

S’wak govt is reviewing implementation of proposed LRT project – CM

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today the Sarawak government is reviewing the implementation of the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. He told the august House in response to Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei who sought a point of clarification after he delivered his winding-up speech. “We are reviewing the […]

DUN approves motion to apply for leave to appeal against Pujut rep’s reinstatement

KUCHING: The last day of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today saw an extremely heated debate between Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei over the issue of whether Dr Ting Tiong Choon is qualified to be the Pujut assemblyman. Abdul Karim […]