Sabah govt to form body to study move on SESB takeover — Shafie

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government will set up a body to carry out an in-depth study on the move to take over Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) before a decision is reached on the matter. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said he would be chairing the committee while the members would include […]

Careful study on proposed use of coal – Christina

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew assured that careful consideration would be made on the proposal to use coal as an alternative source of power generation in Sabah and its impact on the environment and tourism industry. “Any proposal to generate power using coal will be […]

Native Courts, Dept to be transformed – Aidi

KOTA KINABALU: The newly minted Ministry of Law and Native Affairs will focus on transforming and upgrading the system and structure of the Native Courts (MAN) and administration of the State Native Affairs Department (JHEANS). Its minister, Datuk Aidi Mokhtar, said, the move is in line with the aspiration of the new Sabah State Government. […]

Let GLCs take over, revive abandoned projects call

KOTA KINABALU: Pitas assemblyman Datuk Bolkiah Ismail has proposed for government-linked companies in Sabah under the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to be appointed to take over and revive abandoned projects. He said the abandoned Star City Mall and 1Sulaman projects in Kota Kinabalu have become an eyesore to tourists and investors. According to […]

Govt land-use plan involving sensitive conservation areas questioned

KOTA KINABALU: Killy assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai hopes that the land-use plan that was said to address the dual needs of development and conservation will not involve sensitive conservation areas. “Does this new policy have anything to do with the proposal to mine coal in Maliau Basin that is known to scientists and environmental activists […]

Address issue of non-citizen children attending govt primary schools call

KOTA KINABALU: Tamparuli assemblyman Datuk Jahid Jahim has urged the State Government to address the issue of non-citizen children being allowed to enter Primary One of government primary schools beginning January 1 next year. He said this would erode the rights of Malaysian children, noting that about 300,000 non-citizen children enter Primary One each year. […]

Set up cultural village at Kg Balung Cocos – Osman

KOTA KINABALU: Balung assemblyman Datuk Osman Jamal has proposed that a cultural village should be established at Kg Balung Cocos, in line with the state’s Southern Region Development Plan. In debating the 2019 State Budget at the State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday, Osman said the Kg Balung Cocos should be the first village in the […]

Curfew in seven districts in ESSZone extended to Nov 27

KOTA KINABALU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) has been extended to Nov 27, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah. Omar said the curfew covered the waters off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran. With the extension of the curfew, those living in the affected […]