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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PAS Central committee mulling pullout from Pakatan

PETALING JAYA - The tense relationship between PAS and PKR turns worse with several PAS central committee members urging the party leadership to discuss the possibility of pulling out from Pakatan Rakyat at its Aug 10 meeting.

The meeting was called to thrash out matters on the Selangor state leadership and on the mentri besar’s post.

Wikileaks: Aussies place gag order on bank-note graft case involving Malaysia

Australia has placed a gag order on a multi-million dollar graft case involving the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam through an unprecedented court order, reported whistleblower WikiLeaks today.

The case named past and present leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials.

The scandal involved the RBA's subsidiaries – Securency and Note Printing Australia.

Esscom assigns 6 teams to monitor east Sabah security posts

The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has assigned six monitoring teams to assess the preparedness of its security posts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone). Esscom commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said the teams comprising police, army and maritime personnel began their task on July 26. The teams would visit all the posts.

The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has assigned six monitoring teams to assess the preparedness of its security posts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone).

The true face of PAS revealed, says MCA youth

Dr. Zuhdi's WhatsApp message reveals PAS is hungry for power despite assurances from DAP that PAS is moderate.

PETALING JAYA - The WhatsApp message by PAS central committee member Dr. Zuhdi Marzuki on Tuesday shows the true colours of PAS, which wants power to form an Islamic state despite DAP’s effort to paint PAS as a moderate party for all Malaysians.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How many religious bigots and racists like Zuhdi are there?'

PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli has called on PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to disclose how many other top PAS leadership share the “race-based and anti-democratic” views of its central committee member Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki.

This comes in the wake of several damning messages by Zuhdi, part of a conversation in a PAS central committee Whatsapp mobile messaging group which was leaked, in which he floated the suggestion of PAS teaming up with Umno in Selangor and at the expense of non-Muslims.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over "blasphemous" Facebook post

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed. A 1984 Pakistani law declared them non-Muslims and many Pakistanis consider them heretics.

Pakatan in self-destruct mode over Selangor MB issue, say PAS leaders

The three-party opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat is heading for a break-up after Hari Raya Aidilfitri because of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's support for embattled Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, which goes against the stand of the pact's leadership council, a PAS insider said.

The party leader, who had attended last Wednesday's meeting which agreed to the removal of Khalid, said PAS's meeting on August 10 was expected to be a fiery affair, and would see a clash between supporters of the two-term MB and those who respect PKR’s decision to replace him.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

‘Level-headed people won’t oppose Negara-Ku’

No reason why the NGO Negara-Ku should be opposed by any level-headed and right-thinking Malaysian, says former Sabah state secretary.

KOTA KINABALU - Former Sabah state secretary Simon Sipaun, 76, said he decided to be a patron of the newly-launched NGO Negara-Ku because the objectives are worth supporting to make the country a better place for every citizen irrespective of race to live in.

Simon said he became patron after Negara-Ku steering committee member Jerald Joseph contacted him just before its launch recently.

“They were looking for a person from Sabah to be one of the patrons. My role is essentially ceremonial,” he said.

Sabah's locals 'immigrants' in their own land

Local Sabahan Bajau Encik Zaidi Atoh and other residents who are living in Kampung Likas, 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu, said they felt like "immigrants in their own land".

Even the Muslim residents said they feared for their children's safety when these foreigners move into their villages turning the area as a hub for drug trafficking and smuggling.

At Kampung Air, a shopping area located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, a local taxi driver told that their earnings are affected when these Filipino and Indonesian drivers appeared in the area.

Anwar, time to throw in the towel

With Hadi and Nik Aziz firmly behind Khalid as Menteri Besar, looks like Anwar's been hung out to dry.

The long spell of drought we are experiencing these past months pretty much mirrors the long spell of drought Anwar’s camp has been experiencing in their many failed attempts to wrest control of the Selangor Menteri Besar’s (MB) post from Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Deftly avoiding the brickbats hurled at him like a Matrix warrior, Khalid has been happily going about his business, keeping his head down while strategically strengthening ties with the Palace and holding quiet talks with his ally, PAS’ president Abdul Hadi Awang, to keep the snarling hounds at bay.

Nik Aziz: No reason to replace S'gor MB

PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat has cautiously thrown his weight behind party president Abdul Hadi Awang's support for Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to remain.

In a guarded statement last night, Nik Aziz said he preferred to focus on the spiritual process of Ramadhan and fasting, but was forced to reply to "endless questions" on his stand in the ongoing Selangor MB issue.

Mayor to look into cleanliness woes at Segama – MCA KK

KOTA KINABALU - MCA KK Women has expressed regret over how a 60-year-old woman was allegedly treated by DAP leaders and party members as reported by local newspapers yesterday.

According to its chief, Dr Pamela Yong, if this was indeed the case, it is completely against the virtue of the role of an elected group (in this case a Member of Parliament for Kota Kinabalu) to disregard, ridicule and threaten one of their constituents who took the opportunity, due to their presence at the time, to air some grievances on the state of cleanliness in Segama commercial centre.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Deadly Ebola Virus hits Nigeria

The deadly Ebola Virus Disease which has killed over over 500 people in West Africa has hit Lagos, the Lagos state government says.

Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, presently, has no cure and is ravaging neighbouring West African countries with many people killed and nations still at risk of the deadly disease.

At a news conference in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Thursday, Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, told newsmen that a 40-year old Liberian, working for a West African Organiation in Moronvia, Liberia, who arrived Lagos last Sunday is suspected to have the disease.

Woman lodges police report against DAP members for injury

DAP KK MP Jimmy Wong did not attempt to stop the row but watched instead.

KOTA KINABALU - A 60-year-old woman lodged a police report against members of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sabah for allegedly causing injury to her.

Xu Tian Zhen, who operates a tailor shop at Segama Complex, said that an incident occurred between her and members of the party at a coffee shop there following a row on the state of cleanliness of the complex.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunni extremists blow up ‘Jonah’s tomb’ in Mosul

MOSUL - The new jihadist rulers of Iraq's northern city of Mosul yesterday completely levelled one its most well-known shrines, an official and witnesses told AFP.

The Nabi Yunus shrine was built on the reputed burial site of a prophet known in the Koran as Yunus and in the Bible as Jonah.

Security on high alert during Hari Raya

KOTA KINABALU - Malaysian security forces have taken up position at strategic locations along the Sabah’s east coast to ensure a fear-free Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

All respective security units have been on alert since the July 12 Mabul Water Bungalow Resort attack which resulted in the death of Marine policeman Kpl Ab Rajah Jamuan, 32, and abduction of Kons Zakiah Aleip, 26.

Caught in lie upon lie

The latest rumblings over Selangor's water deal is worrying. Are Pakatan leaders taking us for a ride?

It’s one thing to play political games with one another. It’s quite another when the rakyat is dragged along in these battles, fed lie upon lie, then forced to choose sides.

Such is the case with the current chaos in Selangor, brought on by the question of whether Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is fit to remain as Menteri Besar.

Ukraine PM quits amid MH17 probe

Ukraine is plunged into more turmoil after its prime minister resigned, complicating the MH17 probe.

DONETSK: Ukraine’s prime minister resigned after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.

Air Algerie plane has crashed

ALGIERS - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Air Algerie loses contact with plane after takeoff ... at least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash.

Air Algerie said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso bound for Algiers.

"Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff," the airline said, cited by national news agency APS.

It said the company initiated an "emergency plan" in the search for flight AH5017, which flies the four-hour passenger route four times a week.

Former Suhakam vice-chairman joins Negara-Ku

Spreading its wings East Malaysia, Negara-Ku will take their message of unity and hope to Sabah and Sarawak where they also hope to tell East Malaysians what the Malaysia Agreement was intended to do for them.

Negara-Ku, a coalition of NGOs launched two weeks ago, had roped in former vice-chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), Tan Sri Simon Sipaun (pic), as one of its patrons to achieve its objective of peace and unity.

Selangor Perkasa starts fund to back Kiki, the disgraced road bully, encouraging racism

KUALA LUMPUR - The Selangor chapter of Malay rights group Perkasa has launched a fund to pay the fine for Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, the disgraced woman  filmed hammering an elderly ethnic Chinese man’s vehicle with a steering lock.

According to the group, the fund is meant to “help lighten the financial burden” of the woman better known as Kiki.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ukrainian villagers recall how victims dropped onto streets and houses

GRABOVO - Bodies dropped from the sky onto streets and houses like weights as the burning aircraft disintegrated as it plummeted to the ground, rural Ukrainians recalled. Valeny Vodnev, 50, said he was in his house when he heard two booming sounds.

Thinking it was an attack by Ukrainian armed forces, he ran out and saw a fuselage falling through the clouds and with it, corpses.

SAPP maintains beach should not be reclaimed

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) reiterated its stance on the proposed Tanjung Aru beach reclamation for commercial development involving 739 acres, more than double the size of the Sutera Harbour project.

SAPP urged the government to leave the beach for the general public and ordinary people.

"The duty and responsibility of the government is to upkeep and maintain the beach, making sure it is safe and accessible to the public. It is not the business of the government to be involved in commercial development and seemingly develop it for the rich and wealthy," said SAPP.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I’m not going anywhere, says Khalid

A defiant Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today said he was not budging from his menteri besar post, even if PKR proposed party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the post.

The Selangor MB said he stood by the state constitution which has mapped out special conducts and processes to replace a state leader.

"Until all the processes are complete, I will continue to do my job as the menteri besar with responsibility as requested by the Selangor people," Khalid said in a statement.

Anwar wants MB Khalid replaced

With Pakatan Rakyat supremo Anwar Ibrahim having already decided that Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim must be replaced, the problem now is how to make it happen without creating a political crisis.

Khalid has said he wants to stay on and complete his second term, but it appears that Anwar wants him out soon after Hari Raya. Pundits say Anwar has decided to place his wife, Dr. Wan Azizah Ismail, in the Menteri Besar’s seat.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Facebook scammers set up fake tribute pages for MH17 victims

Facebook scammers are preying on MH17 victims by setting up fake tribute pages in their names to drive traffic to dodgy pop-up ad site.

LONDON - The names and photos of MH17 plane crash victims, including Malaysian pilot Eugene Choo Jin Leong, are being exploited by online scammers who have set up fake Facebook tribute pages to drive traffic to a dodgy external website.

Sarawak DAP rebuked for not checking facts first

KUCHING - Sarawak DAP has been rebuked for not checking facts first before accusing Sarawak PKR of being quiet on the hudud law issue.

 Picture: Baru (centre) puzzled by Sarawak DAP's accusation, says he has issued two statements against the implementation of hudud law

Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian said today that he had issued two statements against the implementation of hudud law in the country, "if the Sarawak DAP leaders care to read".

Sunday, July 20, 2014

First Day Of Curfew without untoward incident

LAHAD DATU - The 12-hour curfew imposed at six districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) effective yesterday went smoothly without any untoward incident.

Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) commander DCP Datuk Abd Rashid Harun said no arrests were made on the first day of the curfew, which started at 6pm until 6am this morning. "So far the situation is under control. All parties, especially the fishermen have given their full cooperation and we hope they will continue to do so until the curfew is lifted," he said in a statement here Sunday.

The Missile that hit MH17

The SA-11 missile - known as a Grizzly - that hit the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight is designed to pulverise aircraft on impact.

The 298 passengers and crew aboard MH17 will have been oblivious to the horror as a shrapnel-based missile instantly shredded the doomed plane, experts claim.

The SA-11 missile – known as a Grizzly – that hit the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight is designed to pulverise aircraft on impact.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Federal and Petronas Sidestepping Oil Rights

KOTA KINABALU - “The Sabah government, by all means, should participate in the oil and gas industry but should not be fooled by the Petronas briefing that oil prospecting and production is all about risks and costs and not profits, with false and inflated costs and down-played profitability,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, State Assemblyman for Bingkor cum STAR Sabah Chairman.

It is clear that the Petronas delegation was sent by the federal government to hoodwink the Sabah and Sarawak governments and to stop the people of Sabah and Sarawak’s calls for review to increase the oil cash payments or more commonly and erroneously referred to as “oil royalties”.

Curfew declared for 6 districts of Sabah's east coast

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman announced the 12-hour curfew at six districts within the Eastern Sabah Security Zone will be effective from today.

Police will impose the 12-hour curfew in six districts under the Sabah Eastern Sabah Security Zone effective today.

Comprehensive Homeland Security to Better Protect Sabah - Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU  -  “The Sabah government need to wake up from being hypnotized by the federal government’s fake Sabah security games and take drastic action and set-up the HOMELAND SECURITY COMMAND (HOSCOM) and its own security forces (HOSFORCE) with comprehensive security measures to better protect Sabah” suggested Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, at the on-going Esscom restructuring and discussions on the failure of Esscom amidst the kidnappings for ransom, murders and failure of security in Sabah.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Increased enforcement in ESSCom Area, curfew in Kunak

KOTA KINABALU - The number of soldiers in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) area will be increased to enhance enforcement of security, said Eastern Region (Sabah/Sarawak) commander Lt Gen Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar.

This is to assist the other security forces personnel, such as the police, to face any eventuality in the Sabah east coast, he said.

Besides soldiers, the military assets would also be augmented to beef up security, he told reporters at a breaking-of-the-fast with personnel from the 5th Infantry Brigade at the As-Salam Mosque at the Lok Kawi Camp last night.

Malaysia airliner shot down in Ukraine

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia Airlines said on Thursday it had "lost contact" with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down.

"Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam," the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysia to impose curfew in eastern state of Sabah

Malaysia’s home minister says a curfew will be imposed along its coastline in the eastern state of Sabah as the threat continues from Filipino rebels from the country's south.

On Sunday, Philippine naval patrol boats joined Malaysian forces in searching for gunmen suspected of killing a police officer and kidnapping another during an attack in Sabah.

The gunmen were suspected members of Abu Sayyaf, whose stronghold - Jolo - lies in the autonomous island archipelago of Sulu, between the Philippines and Malaysia's eastern coast.

Rising Abu Sayyaf leader holding policeman kidnapped from Mabul Island

Zakiah Aleip
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines  - A rising leader in the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organisation is suspected to be holding marine policeman Zakiah Aleip in a mountainous jungle hideout on the island of Jolo in southern Philippines.

Filipino intelligence sources identified the sub-commander as Alhabsi Misaya, who is in his 30s.

They say he is "loaded with cash" and heavily armed.

Describing Alhabsi as a drug user, a source said: "He is rising fast in the ranks of the Abu Sayyaf leadership because he has made millions of pesos in ransom money. He has huge sums."

The source said Alhabsi did not commit the abductions. It is the kidnap-for-ransom groups, such as the Mukhtadir brothers, who carried out the task, a fact both Malaysian and Philippine intelligence knew.

Possible ‘attack’ by Sulu gunmen in Sabah, security on high alert

KOTA KINABALU - Malaysian security forces are on high alert amid talk of an impending “attack” by Sulu gunmen in Sabah.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said security forces were geared up to handle any situation.

“At the same time, Sabahans should disregard rumours that are being spread to cause fear,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

Cop abductor Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsi beheading hostages in gruesome video

PETALING JAYA - More details are beginning to emerge of Alhabsi Misaya, the notorious Abu Sayyaf leader, who is said to be holding marine policeman Kons Zakiah Aleip hostage in southern Philippines.

He is one of the gunmen responsible for the beheading of seven factory workers in Jolo, Southern Philippines in 2007, as discovered in an online video.

The 14-minute video clip, recorded by Alhabsi himself, sees a group of gunmen leading the hostages to different spots in the jungle where the brutal act is carried out

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

YONG: Set up Sabahcom, if MNLF is involved

KOTA KINABALU - The issue whether our navy and other security forces are allowed to shoot at cross border intruders has revealed that the federal government is in disarray over ESSCOM, creating more confusion by the day and making people wonder if the actions of the government are based on guess work or facts, said ex-Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee today.

DAP Junz Wong suspended for lying in State Assembly

KOTA KINABALU - Likas Assemblyman Wong Hon Jun, or better known as Junz Wong, is facing a six-month suspension following the completion of investigation by the Rights and Privileges Committee.

It was learnt that the Committee had recommended a six-month suspension and a motion to adopt the recommendation would be tabled today (Wednesday).

Wong who was met after the assembly adjourned Tuesday, confirmed receiving a letter informing him about the suspension. It was learnt that the committee found that Wong had lied in the House when discussing the incident involving a young woman who claimed to have been attacked at Suria Mall here last year.

Police probing woman in road rage video

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed that police are investigating a woman captured in a video berating an elderly man following a fender bender involving both their cars.

“We will investigate her for road bullying.

“I, myself, have just watched the footage.

“She was so fierce, hitting there and here,” Khalid (right) said on the video which has gone viral since being uploaded on Facebook yesterday.

The video, allegedly taken in Kuantan, received over 20,000 shares in the social networking site, and was also uploaded on video sharing site YouTube, getting a further 69,400 views.

In the video, the woman can be seen screaming at an elderly man, calling him “stupid” and banging the bonnet of his car with a steering lock after he allegedly hit the back of her car, despite his repeated pleas that it was unintentional.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Woman among four arrested over Estonian model’s murder

JOHOR BARU: A woman was among four people arrested in connection to the death of Estonian freelance model Regina Soosalu (pix) in Pulau Rawa here on July 1.

Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan said in a statement that the four aged between 24 and 27 were detained in Mersing on Tuesday.

“Between July 13 and July 15, the police have released three men after recording their statements,” he said.

“I urge the public to refrain from making any speculations pertaining to the incident until investigations have been completed,” he added.

Officials had initially thought the model, who was holidaying on the island at the time her body was found, had drowned.

Suit against Harris for unlawful handing over of Labuan dismissed by court

KOTA KINABALU - A suit against former Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Mohd Salleh brought by a businessman over the alleged unlawful handing over of Labuan to the Federal Government in 1984, was dismissed with costs by the High Court here.

Judge Chew Soo Ho delivered his decision on Monday on the preliminary issues raised by the defendant (Harris), who questioned the locus standi of the plaintiff, James Albanus, at the start of the suit on April 30 this year.

Chew held that Albanus cannot maintain the action and awarded RM15,000 in costs to Harris.

'Dead' Filipino child who woke up at her own funeral pronounced dead again

According to reports, doctors have found no signs of life in the girl who came back to life during her funeral on Sunday

A three-year-old child who came back to life at her own funeral has been pronounced dead again, according to reports.

Although reports are yet to be confirmed officially, it is believed that the three-year-old Filipino girl who became the subject of a viral video, which showed her coming back to life during her funeral on Sunday, has died.

The video that appears to show the small child from the south Philippines city of Aurora coming back to life went viral on Youtube, gaining over 4 million views in just two days.

However, latest reports say that the girl, who once again fell into a coma on Sunday, was pronounced dead by doctors on Monday.

Zahid: "Just go-ahead to shoot intruders"

KANGAR - Malaysia's Home Ministry has given security forces the go-ahead to shoot when faced with intruders encroaching into Malaysian waters and deemed a threat to national security, overriding a statement by the Attorney-General earlier.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that if only shooting could stop intruders, the shooting was justified.

"The government has no problem with the shooting order if intruders try to enter the country," he said when commenting on a request by Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sabah, A Haven for Terrorists and Kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU -“Sabah’s poor security compromised by a porous border and the rampant issuance of Malaysian ICs for political expediency may have turned Sabah into a haven for terrorists , militants and kidnappers” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief and Bingkor State Assemblyman in responding to yet another fatal intrusion cum kidnapping in Mabul Island, Semporna last night.

Abducted cop alive, contacted his wife on Sunday night, says report

Police Constable Zakiah Aleip who was kidnapped by Filipino gunmen telephoned his wife last night to say he was alive, The Star reported today.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told The Star that he had telephoned his wife Sharifah Erna Berson on Sunday night and told her that he was okay, except that he was with some people.

Khalid also said they did not know where Zakiah was being held but roughly knew the identities of some of those involved in the attack on Pulau Mabul on Saturday night.

Zakiah, 26, was kidnapped after his colleague Corporal Abdul Rajah Jamuan, 32, was shot dead in the attack at the Mabul Water Bungalows Resort in Semporna.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SOSKK on Tg Aru Project: "Do It Elsewhere!"

Save Our Beach says, "WE are not against the government, WE are not against the project" but do it elsewhere.

1) WE are not against the government – WE just want to point out certain things, so that, the decisions made by the government would be the right decision and be beneficial to the rakyat of the present generation and generations to come. We don’t want the government to be misled by certain people.

2) WE are not against the project – it’s a beautifully done piece of work – hundreds or thousands of man hours must have gone into it. It’s a waste to throw it away. The problem is that the planners may not have known about the aesthetic, sentimental and heritage value of Tg. Aru Beach.

They got the planning factor not the human factor – the citizens’ factor.

Jeffrey requests to meet CM Musa on Sabah issues

KOTA KINABALU - “Bingkor Assemblyman cum STAR Sabah chief, Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, has requested to meet Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman on a list of Sabah issues following up from the Chief Minister’s call to meet him at his office at the last State Assembly sitting in April” said STAR Sabah in a press statement released earlier today.

It is with the intention of promoting the rights, interest and welfare of Sabah and Sabahans and the better development and progress of Sabah and Sabahans and to contribute towards the future well-being and prosperity of Sabah and Sabahans, STAR Sabah and Dr. Jeffrey have submitted a list of Sabah issues and issues affecting Sabah and Sabahans for the proposed meeting with CM Musa.

Massive hunt for gunmen after cop killed, another kidnapped during shootout

SEMPORNA - A massive air and sea hunt for Filipino gunmen possibly holding a Malaysian marine police constable is on as all escape routes off Semporna has been cut off.

According to security officials, patrol boats from various security forces as well as the navy’s helicopter have been scouring the Semporna area for the gunmen who killed a 32-year-old marine police corporal in Mabul island.

Marine policeman Kpl Abdul Rajah Jamuan was killed while a constable identified as Zakiah Aleip, 26, was believed to be kidnapped after a shootout with gunmen during an ambush at the Mabul Water Bungalows Resort in the island at about 11pm on Saturday.