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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sabah POIC to play major role in making Lahad Datu an investment hub

KOTA KINABALU: Lahad Datu will be turned into a centre for national and regional investment over the next ten years, says POIC Sabah chairman Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.

He said that Lahad Datu would be turned into a major hub for the East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) through several proposed transformational initiatives.

“We are proposing an integrated international airport with a ferry terminal, a maritime academy, building towards being 5G-enabled, a gas-powered plant, food safety and certification facility, among others,” Yong told the senior management team of POIC Sabah in his maiden visit to the company head office here.

Monday, November 23, 2020

SAPP: Beri laporan MA63 kepada umum | Make MA63 report public | 進步黨:公開MA63報告

SAPP: Beri laporan MA63 kepada umum

Kota Kinabalu, Isnin, 23 November 2020

Laporan pemerintah mengenai MA63 harus dihebahkan kepada masyarakat agar rakyat dapat mengikuti dan menilai pelaksanaan Perjanjian Malaysia. Penilaian awam terhadap kemajuan pematuhan MA63 akan membuat pemimpin dan peguam pemerintah tetap berada di landasan yang betul. 

Hanya apabila rakyat, ahli politik, akademik dan penjawat awam, termasuk hakim, mengetahui sejauh mana ketidakpatuhan terhadap MA63, negara ini secara keseluruhan akan dapat bergerak bersama-sama antara satu sama lain ke arah pematuhan penuh perjanjian yang memimpin kepada pembentukan Malaysia.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Yong: Jambatan Labuan ya, tapi tidak kepada tol jalan | Labuan bridge yes, road tolls no

Yong: Jambatan Labuan ya, tapi tidak kepada tol jalan

Kota Kinabalu, Jumaat, 20 November 2020 - Jambatan Labuan, apabila akhirnya siap, tidak harus dikenakan tol jalan raya kepada pengguna kerana tol jalan raya merosakkan keseluruhan tujuan jambatan yang menghubungkan pulau Labuan dan lapangan terbang antarabangsa ke daratan Sabah.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine induces quick immune response — study

SINGAPORE/BEIJING - Sinovac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac triggered a quick immune response but the level of antibodies produced was lower than in people who had recovered from the disease, preliminary trial results showed on Wednesday.

While the early to mid-stage trials were not designed to assess the efficacy of CoronaVac, researchers said it could provide sufficient protection, based on their experience with other vaccines and data from preclinical studies with macaques.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Yong: Ahli Parlimen Bintulu hanya menyuarakan kekecewaan orang ramai | Bintulu MP was only voicing people’s frustration

Yong: Ahli Parlimen Bintulu hanya menyuarakan kekecewaan orang

 Kota Kinabalu, Sabtu, 14 November 2020

Ucapan "DG takut mati" oleh Ahli Parlimen Bintulu, Dato Seri Tiong King Sing, di parlimen harus dipandang secara positif bahawa semakin banyak orang yang menyatakan secara terbuka meningkatnya kekecewaan yang dirasakan oleh rakyat.

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Yong: kumpulan perdagangan terbesar di dunia datang pada masa yang tepat untuk pemulihan ekonomi Sabah | World’s biggest trade pact coming at the right time for Sabah’s economic recovery

Yong: kumpulan perdagangan terbesar di dunia datang pada masa yang tepat untuk pemulihan ekonomi Sabah
 
Kota Kinabalu, Khamis, 12 November 2020
 
Sabah mendapat manfaat daripada perjanjian perdagangan bebas Perkongsian Ekonomi Komprehensif Serantau (RCEP) apabila akhirnya terbentuk tahun depan kerana Sabah berada dalam kedudukan strategik secara geografi berada di tengah wilayah perjanjian perdagangan baru ini. Bagaimanapun, Sabah perlu mempersiapkan diri dengan segera kerana perjanjian RCEP akan ditandatangani pada hari Ahad ini.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Yong: Malaysia harus mempercepatkan vaksin Covid-19 | Malaysia should expedite Covid-19 vaccines

 

Yong: Malaysia harus mempercepatkan vaksin Covid-19

 

Kota Kinabalu, (Rabu) 11 November 2020

 

Malaysia harus mempercepat pemerolehan vaksin yang dalam proses diluluskan untuk digunakan di negara lain.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Chong: JKDB, Kapitan Cina Kepayan harus melapor kepada DBKK dan bukannya Majlis Daerah Penampang

Kota Kinabalu, 4 November 2020: Pemimpin masyarakat setempat seperti Kapitan Cina, JKDB bagi kawasan Kepayan yang merangkumi perumahan kos rendah Kepayan Ridge, kawasan rumah kedai harus dilaporkan dan bertugas kepada DBKK dan bukannya Majlis Daerah Penampang, kata Chong Pit Fah.

Chong, yang merupakan naib presiden Parti Progresif Sabah (SAPP), berpendapat bahawa ini adalah kerana kawasan Kepayan ini berada di bawah bidang kuasa Dewan Bandaraya KK (DBKK), mengenai urusan dan perkhidmatan seperti pengumpulan sampah, pemotongan rumput, kebersihan dan sebagainya. Adalah logik dan praktis apabila pemimpin masyarakat Kepayan ini melaporkan secara langsung, dan terlibat dalam pertemuan, perundingan dan sebagainya dengan DBKK. Selain itu, kawasan Kepayan ini berada di bawah kawasan perkadaran DBKK mengenai cukai pintu, termasuk pelesenan dan lain-lain, tambahnya.

Kanak-kanak Dipercayai Jadi Penjual Rokok Seludup Di Sabah


Kanak-kanak Dipercayai Jadi Penjual Rokok Seludup Di Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Masalah jualan rokok seludup di pekan Inanam di sini yang dikatakan berlarutan sejak berpuluh tahun lalu, dipercayai turut membabitkan kanak-kanak, walaupun pihak berkuasa sudah beberapa kali melakukan operasi di lokasi berhampiran pasar malam.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Police report against FB user over fake message

Adrian Lim, the culprit
KOTA KINABALU: SORAK Sabah (Solidariti Rakyat Sabah) yesterday lodged a police report against a Facebook user who posted a fake Facebook message (in Bahasa Malaysia) which it claimed was slanderous and malicious. 

The report was lodged by Dexter Chin Chen Sang on behalf of SORAK SABAH at the Penampang police station at noon time. 

Dexter in his police report, said the message posted by one Adrian Lim Chee En was about a Black Sunday Peaceful Protest of PSS (Bantah Pas Sementara) to be held at 1 am on Nov I at Gaya Street. 

Ánd, the invited speakers were Deputy Chief Minister cum STAR Sabah president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. 

According to Dexter, the FB post also included a picture of Dr Jeffrey with several other leaders. 

Adrian Lim Chee En, who is an active Pakatan 'cybertrooper' and believed to be hired by PKR Selangor under his boss Elizabeth Wong based in KL.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Help small businesses instead of AirAsia, economist urges Sabah

PETALING JAYA - A political economist has questioned the decision of the government-owned Sabah bank to lend AirAsia RM300 million, and said the money should instead be spent to help small and medium enterprises in the state.

Firdausi Suffian of Sabah UiTM said he was surprised to read reports that the budget airline has secured an RM300 million loan from Sabah Development Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of the state government.

Firdausi said while there was nothing wrong for a bank to issue loans to a company, a state-owned bank’s priority should be to assist companies in Sabah, particularly SMEs, which have been badly affected by Covid-19.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Yong: Hentikan pinjaman SDB bernilai RM300 juta kepada Air Asia | Put a stop to the RM300 million SDB loan to Air Asia

Kota Kinabalu, Jumaat, 23 Oktober 2020

Kerajaan Sabah yang baru mesti menghentikan pinjaman RM300 juta yang diluluskan oleh Sabah Development Bank kepada Air Asia kerana SDB diberi mandat untuk memberikan pembiayaan pembangunan kepada projek-projek di Sabah dan bukan pada usaha yang berisiko.

Industri penerbangan bukanlah sesuatu yang harus ditanggung oleh SDB semasa wabak koronavirus. Mana-mana pegawai bank dan pengusaha tahu apa krisis yang dihadapi oleh industri penerbangan.

 Seperti yang dilaporkan, Malaysia Airports telah menyaman Air Asia berjumlah RM78.16 juta.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Yong: Sabah memerlukan Menteri Kesihatan yang sejati, bukan yang palsu | Sabah needs a true Minister of health, not a fake one | 沙巴需真正衛生部長 不要「冒牌貨」

Yong: Sabah needs a true Minister of health, not a fake one

By Datuk Yong Teck Lee, SAPP President, Lawyer, Ex-Chief Minister, Assemblyman (Nominated)

Kota Kinabalu, Sunday, 18 October 2020

As reported, two experts  have claimed that Sabah should have a Minister of Health. These experts are the President of the Malaysia Medical Association (MMA), (Professor Datuk Dr. Subramanian Muniandy) and the Chief Executive Officer of Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy (Encik Azrul Khallid). Both experts are based in Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, October 16, 2020

SAPP: Menteri Kesihatan Sabah tiada peranan memerangi Covid-19 | Sabah so-called Ministry of Health did not help in combating Covid-19

Menteri Kesihatan Sabah tiada peranan memerangi Covid-19

Kota Kinabalu, Jumaat, 16 Oktober 2020

Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah yang disebut tidak dapat membantu memerangi pandemi Covid-19 ketika wabak itu merebak pada Februari tahun ini. Ketika pandemik itu pertama kali menyerang, ia dianggap sebagai masalah pelancongan dan bukan masalah kesihatan. Menteri pelancongan ketika itu berada di kerusi pemandu dan bukannya menteri kesihatan. Bekas Menteri Pelancongan, Datuk Christina Liew, yang kini berpura-pura kecewa kerana tidak ada kementerian kesihatan, tidak boleh melupakannya.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Hisham: Malaysia has priority recipient status for Chinese Covid-19 vaccine (updated)

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has been given priority recipient status for a Chinese-produced Covid-19 vaccine once it is developed, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

The Foreign Minister said the country appreciated China's commitment to prioritise Malaysia for any Covid-19 vaccine.

"We welcome China's agreement to encourage Chinese enterprises to establish all-round cooperation with Malaysian partners in vaccine research and development, and distribution," said Hishammuddin during a joint press conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Oct 13).

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sabah Cabinet appointments disappointing!

KOTA KINABALU - It is a sad day for the Chinese in Sabah when the new Sabah government did not include a Chinese in the state cabinet.

It was anticipated by the people and community leaders that the government do the right thing to balance the equation of representation of various races in the state cabinet. Unfortunately, after much delay and waiting, the announcement came, but with great disappointment to all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Hope for Covid-19 vaccine: China's vaccines at final stage of clinical trials

BEIJING (Reuters): A Chinese experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was shown to be safe in an early stage clinical trial, researchers said.

In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59, vaccination with the group's experimental shot showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers said on Tuesday (Oct 6) in a paper posted on medRxiv preprint server ahead of peer review.

The most common adverse reactions reported by the trial participants were mild pain, slight fatigue and redness, itching and swelling at the injection site.

The candidate also induced immune response.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Belajar dari kesilapan Warisan dalam menangani Covid-19, Gesa SAPP

Kota Kinabalu, Ahad, 4 Oktober 2020

Kerajaan pimpinan Perikatan Nasional yang baru dipilih akan dinilai bagaimana ia dapat memulihkan ekonomi, bagaimana menangani gelombang pandemi Covid-19 dan isu panas seperti pendatang tanpa izin, empangan Papar yang dicadangkan dan reformasi tanah.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

PM: Covid-19 outbreak in Sabah started from PTIs in Sabah

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the recent surge in Covid-19 cases originated from undocumented migrants coming into Sabah.

Muhyiddin, who chaired a special National Security Council (MKN) meeting this morning, said in a statement that the government had decided that all migrants who were arrested would be screened and placed at temporary detention and quarantine centres (PTS).

He added that the government will be setting up more of these centres as the present ones in Sabah were operating at maximum capacity.

Sabah BN man slams Annuar Musa for ‘meddling’ in state affairs

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leader has hit out at the coalition’s secretary-general Annuar Musa for overstepping his boundary when he spoke up on matters under the state government’s purview.

Sabah BN Youth chief Abdul Aziz Julkarnain said Annuar had no business making remarks about the lack of Chinese representation in the Sabah Cabinet, or the possibility of a PAS member being appointed as a nominated assemblyman.

Friday, October 2, 2020

PBS no to giving PAS a seat in Sabah assembly

KOTA KINABALU: An objection towards having a PAS member as part of the Sabah state assembly has been raised by PBS, which says there is no basis for the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah state government to consider such a proposal.

PBS president Maximus Ongkili said his party had conveyed its views to Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin and state coalition chairman and Chief Minister Hajiji Noor on the call to appoint a representative from the Islamist party to the state assembly.

Jeffrey says "No Way!" Pas member will be appointed to Sabah govt

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has rejected a proposal that a Pas representative will be appointed to the Sabah state assembly and occupy a position in the Law and Native Affairs Ministry.

He said the suggestion was made to create disharmony and hatred in the state.

"I've heard this rumour and fake news. These people are irresponsible for creating concern, saying (a Pas representative) will be appointed as the law and native affairs ministry. No such thing.

Trump, Melania test positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19 and would immediately quarantine and begin the “recovery process”.

“We will get through this,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s positive test follows news that Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Hicks travels regularly with the president on Air Force One and, along with other senior aides, accompanied him to Ohio for the presidential debate on Tuesday and to Minnesota for a campaign event on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Rough and shaky start for GRS, say analysts

KOTA KINABALU: Political analysts have predicted a tough road ahead for the newly minted Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) government in keeping the coalition together after its victory in last week’s state election.

They say potential infighting, party rivalry and strong personalities within the loose GRS coalition government – comprising Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and PBS – are among the triggers for everything to crumble.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chinese, the biggest losers in Sabah elections

Reflecting on the just concluded Sabah elections, putting aside party and faction, the Chinese are the biggest losers.

Election statistics showed that Chinese in Sabah, 95% of whom voted for Warisan plus was reminiscent of the General Election pattern in 2018 where Pakatan Harapan grabbed all the Chinese seats with huge majority in every seat.

It was what the Chinese called it "Ninety-Five-Percent" (NFP). However, this NFP call failed to return Warisan-plus the government.

As another Chinese saying “Bring to Holland” meaning being misled similar as the story of the “pied piper” that’s where the Chinese in Sabah are headed now.

Reflections on the Sabah election outcome


 In any contest there are winners and losers. Congratulations to the winning parties. They now have to deliver.

In Malaysia, governments are now short lived with an average life span of two years. There is no guarantee there won’t be any more leapfrogging or switching of allegiance to PH, PN, MN, GRS or any other concocted abbreviation designed to confuse the people. The players are cut from the same cloth.

The question on everybody’s mind is what went wrong with Warisan’s campaign which led to its dismal performance.

The lower voter turnout and the use by Warisan Plus, Upko and PKR of their own symbols could be explained as contributing factors for their poor showing. But this doesn’t explain everything. DAP, which contested under the Warisan banner, did well, winning six of the seven seats it contested. The Chinese voters were solidly behind Warisan.

Whither Sabah’s Chinese?

KOTA KINABALU: Is there room in the new Sabah Cabinet for a Chinese representative? That is the question the community is asking itself after an overwhelming number of them rejected Chinese candidates in the now ruling Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) in favour of those from Warisan Plus.

Liew Vui Keong critically ill?

Kota Kinabalu - It was reported in an online news portal that Datuk Liew Vui Keong, MP for Batu Sapi, a former federal law minister, was warded in Gleneagles Hospital yesterday due to serious lung infection and complications.

Sources said he is in a coma. Liew is also the permanent chairman of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan).

No further information was available.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Hajiji sworn in as CM, deputies are Bung, Jeffrey, Joachim

Sabah Bersatu chief Hajiji Noor has been sworn in as the new chief minister of Sabah.

He will have three deputies, who are Sabah BN chief Bung Moktar Radin, Star president Jeffrey Kitingan, and PBS vice-president Joachim Gunsalam.

Bung will also hold the portfolio as Sabah housing and local government minister, while Kitingan will be state minister of agriculture and food industries, and Joachim as the state minister of trade and industry.