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September 2, 2018 8:46 AM CM welcomes fair treatment assurance to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal welcomed the assurance that the federal government would provide fair treatment towards the development of the state. He said the assurances not only addressed the minimum wage but also other development-related matters in Sabah. "I'll definitely discuss with (Tun Dr Mahathir) on other 5

August 29, 2018 11:08 AM Lost MyKad leads to lost citizenship?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 69-year-old man has claimed that he lost his citizenship due to a misplaced identity card (MyKad). Thean Seng Heng said he was only aware that he was stateless after he was denied entry to Sarawak in 2016. He has lodged a police report on the matter and appealed to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael 8

August 28, 2018 9:46 AM Consultant reviewing Pan Borneo Highway has yet to present findings

KUALA LUMPUR: The two weeks given to the consultant appointed to review the awarded contracts in relation to the Pan Borneo Highway are over, and they must present their findings to the government. Works Minister Baru Bian said he had yet to receive any information regarding the review, which was to look for ways to reduce the cost and scope of the highway's 4

August 28, 2018 5:37 AM Some Sarawak hotels may absorb SST for 2018: MAH

MIRI: Some hotels in Sarawak may absorb until the end of this year the Sales and Service Tax (SST) to be reintroduced on Saturday, according to the Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). MAH Sarawak Chapter honourary secretary-general John Teo Peng Yew said today the reintroduction of the SST would see the imposition of a six percent 7

August 27, 2018 5:49 AM 12 take oath as senators

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve people were sworn in today as senators, 11 of them from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and one from Parti Warisan Sabah. The PH senators comprise four from PKR, four from DAP, two from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and one from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). The four from PKR are Ismail Yusop (PKR National Congress permanent chairman) 15

August 25, 2018 8:53 AM API in Peninsular Malaysia at moderate level

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollution Index (API) in all states in the Peninsular, as well as several areas in Sabah and Sarawak, remained at a satisfactory level today. According to the latest readings on the Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS), as of 3 pm today, all these areas recorded moderate levels of between 53 and 81. Several areas in Melaka recorded 7

August 24, 2018 6:24 AM Malaysia's inflation increases 0.9% in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) continued to expand at a slower rate of 0.9% in July after the 0.8% growth rate recorded in June. According to the Department of Statistics, the sectors which saw a price increase were transport (+6.7%); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2%); education (+1%); restaurants & hotels (+1%); and food & non-alcoholic 9

August 22, 2018 6:41 PM For 44 years money from the Malay states has been diverted to the Chinese states

Terengganu receives slightly over RM1 billion a year in oil revenue. Sabah and Sarawak combined receive RM2.25 billion a year. Kelantan gets nothing. Over the last 44 years since 1974, Petronas is said to have earned more than RM2.5 trillion in revenue from Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu. Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak are the poorest states 21

August 22, 2018 3:43 AM Rabies claims 12th victim in Sarawak

KUCHING: A 44-year-old man died here yesterday of rabies, the 12th person to have succumbed to the disease in the state since an epidemic was declared on June 30 last year. The Federal Health Ministry said in a statement today that the man, from Jalan Matang, died of rabies encephalitis at about 10am at the Sarawak General Hospital where he was admitted 12

August 21, 2018 12:30 AM Asiad swimming: Welsom Sim sets new national record in 800m

JAKARTA: National swimmer Welsom Sim Wee Sheng (pix) set a New National Record (NR) in the final of the men's 800m freestyle at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games here today. The Sarawak-born swimmer clocked 8 minutes 12:46 seconds at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatics Centre, thus rewriting the old NR of 8:12:74s which he himself set at the Malaysian 13