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June 21, 2018 6:11 AM Zahid gave go-ahead for Sarawak BN parties to pull out

PETALING JAYA: Former Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in Sarawak received the green light to abandon ship before they pulled out of the coalition. Acting Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) was captured on video giving the go-ahead to the Sarawak parties. In the undated video that shows him speaking on a stage, Zahid said he and Sarawak 3

June 21, 2018 4:12 AM Federal Minister Zuraida calls on Sarawak CM

KUCHING: Federal Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pix) paid a courtesy call on Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today. The meeting took place at Abang Johari's office at the State Legislative Assembly building in Petra Jaya here at about 10am. Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian and Federal 3

June 18, 2018 10:36 AM Formation of single multi-racial party takes time to implement: Abang Johari

KUCHING: The view to form a single multi-racial party in Sarawak has been taken into consideration but such a proposal will take time to be implemented, said Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. "We take into account the proposal, but it is an evolution that we should not rush into even if the people have views on it or say the time has come ... Understand 4

June 18, 2018 8:01 AM Slim chance for Umno to gain foothold in Sarawak: Analyst

KUCHING: Umno can expand to Sarawak but it is uncertain if the peninsula-based party will be accepted by the people in the state, said a political analyst. Associate Prof Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi, a senior lecturer at the University of Malaya, said Umno had been rejected in Sarawak during the administration of former Sarawak chief ministers Tun Abdul 5

June 12, 2018 12:09 PM Umno, MCA respect decision of Sarawak parties to quit BN

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno said it will maintain good relations with the four Sarawak parties that left the Sarawak Barisan Nasional today and grouped under the new Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition. Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said Umno was prepared to establish cooperation with the GPS leadership in the interests of the people of Sarawak 7

June 6, 2018 11:06 AM Kedah customs seizes RM300k undeclared cash in Bukit Kayu Hitam

BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Kedah Royal Malaysian Customs Department seized RM300,000 of undeclared cash which was not approved by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to be brought into the country through the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex here on May 5. Kedah Customs Director Datuk Johari Alifiah said the cash was seized following an inspection 5

June 4, 2018 11:27 AM Johari Ghani to contest Umno VP post

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani has announced his candidacy for one of the three posts of Umno vice-president in the party elections to be held on June 30. In a statement issued today, Johari said he has been a member of Umno since 1988, the Titiwangsa Umno Division head for the past eight years, an Umno Supreme 5

May 16, 2018 1:47 PM O&G players must abide by state laws: Sarawak CM

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says with effect from July 1, oil and gas (O&G) industry players must abide by state laws such as the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO) 1958 and Gas Distribution Ordinance (GDO) 2016. He said the state will continue to cooperate with the federal government and Petronas to ensure the Malaysian 11

May 9, 2018 6:17 PM Hannah Yeoh in landslide win in Segambut

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan candidate Hannah Yeoh has won the Segambut parliamentary seat with 53,124 votes, for a majority of 45,702. Yeoh was in a three-cornered fight with Datuk Loga Bala Mohan of BN-MyPPP and PAS candidate Mohd Solleh Ab Razak. Bala garnered 7,422 votes, while Mohd Solleh won 4,181. Earlier, Rina Mohd Harun won the Titiwangsa 11

May 9, 2018 1:55 AM Rousing welcome for Fahmi at Lembah Pantai polling station

KUALA LUMPUR: Phone calls from foreign numbers somewhat took the gloss off Pakatan Harapan candidate Fahmi Fadzil's rousing reception upon arrival at his constituency this morning. Fahmi arrived at SMK Sri Pantai at 8.45am to exercise his right to vote. "I've been getting phone calls non-stop from various US numbers, and it's hindering me from making 9