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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Schools in most states to close for two days from tomorrow

All schools except those in Kelantan, Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan have been ordered to close for two days starting tomorrow, said the Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid.

His announcement comes as ‘unhealthy’ or ‘very unhealthy’ air quality is reported in most parts of Peninsular Malaysia today due to haze, while Shah Alam had briefly recorded ‘hazardous’ air quality this morning.

“The schools involved do not need to replace their schooling days following this closure,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Chinese targetted to divert attention from 1MDB

The claims that there is a plot to overthrow the government is merely a diversionary tactic to stall investigations on 1MDB, claimed former Special Branch deputy chief Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said that those in power are willing to do anything to ensure that the investigations are put to a stop, and one method employed is to confuse the public.

“In line with that effort (to stop the investigations), they are confusing the public by conjuring a stale script that there is supposedly a conspiracy to topple the government, which doesn’t make sense.

IGP denies FBI investigating 1MDB, Najib

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has denied allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has started investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He said the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have not received any notification of the alleged investigations.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shahbudin ordered to take down Zahid article

KUALA LUMPUR - Popular Umno blogger Shahbudin Husin has been ordered to take down a blog article questioning deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s recent official visit to Indonesia, which coincided with his son’s wedding there.

Shahbudin, a political analyst, said he had complied after receiving an email from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, which regulates use of the Internet.

KKJA advisor Li condemns Sabah DAP Chief's action

KOTA KINABALU - Kota Kinabalu Journalist Association (KKJA) Adviser Li Shi Fook condemned the action of Sabah DAP Chairman Jimmy Wong in trying to drag a news organisation to court over his personal disputes.

he said news reports are meant to inform the public of current affairs with accuracy, simplicity and objectively.

"Newspapers are set up to inform, to provide commentary and to helps readers to keep abreast with the facts, statistics and opinions," he said.

Five NRD Sabah officers detained over issuance of MyKad documents

KOTA KINABALU - Five senior officers from the National Registration Department (NRD) Sabah have been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sabah, for alleged involvement in issuing MyKad documents.

Refusing Doris Jones passport renewal a breach of citizenship rights, lawyers say

According to Tengku Fuad, without her passport and the fact that she faces arrest upon her return to Malaysia, the best thing for Jones to do now is to seek asylum in the United Kingdom.

“In these circumstances, it is clear that Doris will, if she returns, have to contend with a system that is strongly motivated against her — the authorities are determined to prosecute and convict her,” he said.

The lawyer, who is also the counsel for the four Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia volunteers who were recently charged for sedition, explained, however, that cancelling Jones’s passport only restricts her ability to travel but does not strip her of her Malaysian citizenship.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Suhakam calls on citizens to build culture of non-violence, reject extremism

KUALA LUMPUR - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called on all citizens to actively participate in the building of a democratic society grounded firmly on a culture of non-violence and reject any form or manifestation of extremism.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, said in a statement today that everyone had the right to live in a peaceful world free from all violence.

He said the commission joined the rest of the world in observing the International Day of Non-Violence, which is celebrated every Oct 2 on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was the embodiment of the spirit of non-violence.

Rulling Nov 11 on bid of 4 SKMM activists

KOTA KINABALU - The High Court will on Nov 11 deliver its decision on the application by four Sabah Sarawak Keluar Malaysia (SKMM) activists to have their case of having materials calling for Sabah and Sarawak to secede from Malaysia transferred from the Sessions Court to the High Court.

In their application, Azrie Situ, 24, Jemmy Liku, Markus Situ, 32, Erick Jack William, 29, and Joseph Koilis, 29, raised that legal arguments which are going to be raised in their defence are complex in nature and that such complex legal arguments are matters best heard and determined by the High Court.

Suspects arrested to assist investigations of sniper attack

KOTA KINABALU - Several suspects have been detained during an overnight police operation to hunt down a sniper who shot and injured two anti-narcotics policemen in Sepanggar on Thursday.

The sources however did not reveal if police had caught the key suspects in the shooting which injured the two policemen.

According to the sources, the two were detained to assist in investigations that are currently ongoing.

‘Ip Man 3′ Teaser: It’s Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen

Here’s the first Ip Man 3 teaser, complete with some footage of Mike Tyson as the antagonist of the film. (He’s not playing himself, by the way.) Donnie Yen returns as Ip Man, most famous for teaching Bruce Lee, though that point in his life is only one of many achievements.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Doris Jones faces statelessness after immigration refused her passport renewal

KOTA KINABALU - UK-based Sabah lawyer Doris Jones has found herself in limbo after Malaysian authorities refused to renew her passport which will expire in a few days.

Jones is currently wanted by Malaysian police after campaigning for Sabah to secede from Malaysia.

In a Facebook post, the lawyer said she had applied to renew her passport and was due to collect it yesterday, only to be told by Immigration attaché Azhar Abdul Hamid at the Malaysian High Commission in London that her pending application is being refused due to the warrant of arrest out against her.

Ranau villagers pool efforts to repair road

RANAU - A total of 70 villagers of Kampung Takutan here repaired the roads connecting their village to the burial ground and farms.

The villagers volunteered to repair the badly damaged roads after it did not receive any help from the government, according to Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Treasurer General, Japiril Suhaimin.

“I received a call from the village’s representative, Sabidi Sabayoi regarding the problem where the badly damaged roads caused the villagers to have difficulties in marketing their plantation products as well as in the event of burials,M he said in a statement.

At the heart of the haze in Palembang, Sumatra

The API level in Palembang nears the 1,000 mark on Thursday morning, with more than 100 hotspots identified.
PALEMBANG, Indonesia - The air pollutant index (API) reading in Palembang, South Sumatra, neared the 1,000 mark on Thursday (Oct 1), recording at 829 at 10 am local time.

One hundred and fifty-six hotspots were also identified across Sumatra as a hazardous level of haze hung over much of the region. However, the recorded number was far less than the 1,585 on Sep 24, when hazardous levels of haze swept towards Singapore.

Why are Muslim refugees fleeing to Europe rather than Arab lands?

KUALA LUMPUR - A former Information Minister said that he’s compelled to raise the issue after hearing a Friday sermon describing Europe as the gates of hell and Mecca as the gates of paradise. “If that’s the case, why are Muslims fleeing to Europe and not to Mecca?”

“Does this mean that the real enemies of Muslims are Muslims themselves?”

Russia pledges to DESTROY Islamic State, launches air strikes

RUSSIA has joined the fight against Islamic State, with troops and bombers given the all-clear to crush the jihadis in Syria.

Within hours of the Kremlin authorising Russian soldiers to be sent to fight, reports emerged of bombing raids underway against anti-government targets.

The airstrikes were confirmed by government officials in Moscow and the US.

The move by Putin's Russia could be a huge game-changer in the global fight to destroy the terror network.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey to Continue to lead STAR, Bumburing tipped to lead PCS

KOTA KINABALU - “YB Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan will stay with STAR to lead the fight for Sabah rights and freedom despite the temptation to be with Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS),” said Guandee Kohoi, Deputy Secretary-General of STAR in a press statement released in response to media reports that Dr. Jeffrey had declined to helm PCS amidst allegations that STAR is unable to open branches and recruit members.

IMF sees Malaysian firms heading for bust in global bonds chaos

KUALA LUMPUR - Turmoil in the global bonds market that is pummeling the ringgit and other emerging market currencies could leave Malaysian firms among those at increased risk of failure, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a recent report.

Slowing growth and a commodities crash have badly hurt sentiment in Malaysia and other emerging markets (EM), which have lost an estimated US$40 billion (RM 177.2 billion) in foreign capital as investors flee for safer havens.

Police hunting for missing Mud Challenge organisers

KOTA KINABALU - Police are hunting a 29-year-old man on suspicion of committing fraud involving cash worth RM20,267 belonging to 153 participants collected for organising a 10-kilometre Borneo Mud Challenge.

Kota Kinabalu District police chief Assistant Commissioner M Chandra said the suspect, identified as Jonathan John Jipil believed to have committed the fraud from April until early September, before disappearing with the participants' money.

"So far, police have received 21 police reports on the matter in Kota Kinabalu and the others were done in a separate reports.

"Initial investigations showed the suspects used the social media, the press and online news to announce the extreme sports event," he said during a press conference just now.

Chandra said, after deceiving the victims, the suspect disappeared while the official website of the organization of the sport is no longer accessible.

Not pegging ringgit an ‘appropriate’ move, says economist

KUALA LUMPUR - The government’s decision not to peg the ringgit against the US Dollar to stem its decline is appropriate for the current circumstances, said an economist.

Although the ringgit had depreciated much more than other currencies, the situation was still under control, said senior lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia’s School of International Studies Dr Nurhaizal Azam Arif, adding that the environment was different in 1997 when the actions of currency speculators had caused the ringgit to tumble.

He said the nation’s economic fundamentals were still at healthy levels and, furthermore, in June international rating agency Fitch Ratings had upgraded the outlook of Malaysia’s sovereign rating to “stable” from “negative” and affirmed its long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at A- and local currency at A.

Misinterpreted "Chinatown visit" nothing to do with race, politics

KUALA LUMPUR - In view of the developing diplomatic row between China and Malaysia, Chinese Ambassador Dr Huang HuiKang called for a briefing yesterday to assure the people that his visit to Petaling Street on September 25 had nothing whatsoever to do with race or politics as was erroneously reported in the media.

According to a report in The Star Online, Dr Huang said he visited the area to see for himself if there was a need to issue a travel alert, after the US and Australian missions issued a terror alert for Jalan Alor.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Auctioning of 1MDB power assets to pay off debts?

Controversial state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) auctioning process for its power unit Edra Global Energy Bhd is "unclear in some important aspects", the Financial Times reported today.

FT, which said that 1MDB was pushing for a quick sale in efforts to restore its image and quell concerns over its RM42 billion debts, warned that the process lacked clarity in areas such as the status of potential bidders and the amount of energy assets up for sale.

Fear of cash pull out by foreign investors as the ringgit tumbles

The Malaysian ringgit tumbled to another 17-year low versus the dollar on Tuesday, as persistent worries about the health of the Chinese and global economies dented risk appetites and Asian currencies.

The ringgit shed more than 1% and touched a low of 4.4770 against the dollar, its lowest level since January 1998, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Asian currencies fell broadly. The Thai baht hit an eight-year low at around 36.50, while the Singapore dollar set a six-year low of S$1.4335. The Indonesian rupiah set a fresh 17-year low of 14,730 versus the dollar.

Foreign investors may pull US$1b out of M’sia this week

Foreign investors could pull up to another billion dollars out of embattled Malaysia's bond markets this week, pushing the country a step closer to a currency reserves crisis that would send shudders across the region.

A widening political scandal and tumbling currency have steadily taken their toll on investor sentiment towards the South-East Asian economy, unnerving its emerging Asian neighbours despite the central bank’s efforts to contain the damage.

About RM11 billion (US$2.5 billion) worth of government bonds are due to mature tomorrow and foreigners, who own on average 45 percent of outstanding bonds, are seen likely to pull their cash out rather than re-invest it in Malaysian debt.

Sulu ‘crown prince’ vows to drop Sabah claim

KOTA KINABALU - A so-called crown prince of the Sulu sultanate, who is believed to be a cousin of the recently departed Sultan Esmail Kiram II, has promised the people of Sabah that there will be no more intrusions and his sultanate will no longer be issuing claims over the State.

“We already have a lot on our hands fighting for the independence of Sulu from the Philippines. To add the claim on Sabah to our mission will be unnecessary additional problem when we should instead be working towards our independence,” said Datu Mohd Kudhar SJ Kiram II.

China defends envoy to M’sia after comments on racism

China today defended the actions of its ambassador to Malaysia after he was summoned to clarify his remarks criticising extremism and racism ahead of a planned pro-Malay rally in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry said it would meet Chinese Ambassador Huang Huikang so that he could clarify comments that “attracted attention and caused concern to the Malaysian public”.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Now, Jamal wants to hold "Janji Kosong" rally in Kajang

Fresh out of police lock-up, Malay NGO leader Jamal Md Yunos now says he has his sights on Kajang for the next “large scale” rally.

He said this is because PKR president and Kajang assemblyperson Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has not fulfilled her election pledges two years after elected, the New Straits Times reported.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bad press abroad ahead of UN address for Najib

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is attracting negative headlines in leading publications abroad ahead of his address at the United Nations general debate in New York on Oct 1.

Asia correspondents in top Canadian and Australian newspapers are zeroing in on Najib’s “alleged scandals”, with Canada’s The Globe and Mail describing the PM as having “flailed desperately".

The Sydney Morning Herald's headline, meanwhile, ominously read: "Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's inevitable fall".

In a scathing semi-analysis yesterday, The Global and Mail’s Asia Pacific correspondent Iain Marlow accused Najib of being “unfit to lead a democracy” and ruling as a “pseudo-authoritarian”.

Let Sabah Sarawak free if MA63 not legally binding - Dr Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “Harris Salleh ought to have set Sabah free from Malaysia in 1976 when he was chief minister if the Malaysia Agreement was not legally binding. The Federation of Malaysia would then be unlawfully constituted.  Instead, during his tenure, Sabah was downgraded to be the 12th State of Malaya”.

Johor prince says people forget Malays are not Arabs.

KUALA LUMPUR - The Johor Sultan’s younger son, Tunku Idris, has defended his sister’s way of dressing with a reminder that people were beginning to forget that the Malays were not Arabs.

In an online posting, Tunku Idris, who is Tunku Temenggong Johor, said he was annoyed by comments about his sister not covering her head by wearing a tudung.

He posted a photo showing his sister, Tunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, in a blue baju kurung with her hair tied in a bun and said she wore a selendang (shawl) at all religious events and prayed more often than some who wore tudungs.

Seven to face trial in Morais murder case

KUALA LUMPUR - Five men will reportedly be charged tomorrow with the murder of government prosecutor Kevin Morais, while a military doctor and another man will be charged with abetment.

The seven will be charged at the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, the Malaysian Insider reported. Both charges carry the death penalty on conviction.

The doctor, a colonel in his 50s, was with the pathology lab at Tuanku Mizan military hospital, was already facing trial on charges of unlawful trade and bribery.

Three Sabah JPN officials held

KOTA KINABALU - Three Sabah National Registration Department (JPN) officials - one of them believed holding a senior rank - have been arrested and remanded for suspected involvement in a syndicate offering MyKad to illegal immigrants.

It is understood that the Sabah Department Director also had his statement taken by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency officials on the matter on Friday. However, the Sabah JPN Director could not be reached for comments.

Withdraw summons, Putrajaya told

Putrajaya should withdraw its summons to Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang for an explanation of his remarks during a visit to Petaling Street on Friday, said the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zong).

In defending the Chinese envoy, Hua Zong president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah said Huang's visit to the tourist stretch popularly known as Chinatown was to showcase that the area was safe, since it was one of places visited by Chinese tourists.

Possible ‘hostage’ boat found on militant island

Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a group of mainly Western hostages to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said on Saturday.

The outrigger boat was found on Friday on Jolo, more than 500km southwest of the Samal island resort where two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipina were abducted late on Monday, Brigadier-General Alan Arrojado said.

Jolo is the main base of the Abu Sayyaf, an Al-Qaeda-linked group that has been blamed for the Asian country’s deadliest terror attacks as well as ransom kidnappings of foreign tourists and Christian missionaries.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

DAP, don't promote your wicked political culture to Sarawak

SIBU - Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen’s defence of Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and the frequent visit by other DAP politicians from Peninsular Malaysia to campaign in Sarawak are glaring signs of state DAP’s strong support and subscription towards despicable political campaign that promote racism, hatred and manipulation, Sarawak BN Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Abdullah Saidol said yesterday.

“Chong’s criticism of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem is a sign of Sarawak DAP insecurity,” he said, in reacting to Chong’s statement that the banning of Pua from entering Sarawak was a clear sign of Adenan’s support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Added Abdullah “DAP Sarawak is merely an extension and always been a Peninsular Malaysia-based political party.

Russia could face legal action over downing of MH17

Countries whose nationals lost their lives when the Malaysia Airlines flight went down gather at the UN general assembly to discuss their options

Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options.

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting.

One of the proposals is for a tribunal similar to that established to prosecute Libyan suspects over the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland.

Traders: Charge Jamal in court for disrupting our business

KUALA LUMPUR - Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association chairman Ang Say Tee today urged the authorities to charge Malay NGO Coalition chairperson Jamal Md Yunos in court, following his arrest yesterday night.

He hopes the police take strict action against Jamal (photo) so it can act as a deterrent to others from disturbing the public order.

"Our country has laws. It is illegal intimidate or provoke. The authorities should charge Jamal so Petaling Street businesses can run their business peacefully, as usual…

"We feel anxious over Jamal’s action and he has caused harm to the entire operation of Petaling Street hawker. He should take some social responsibility,” Ang told a press conference at Jalan Sultan this afternoon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Without PAS and Malay votes, Pakatan Harapan cannot take Putrajaya

Not everyone is happy with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's announcement on Wednesday that Penang is now known as Pakatan Harapan.

The new Pakatan, Lim (photo) had announced, comprises DAP, PKR and new kid on the block, Parti Amanah Negara, but minus former ally, PAS.

PAS Penang secretary Fadzil Mohd Kemi said Pakatan Harapan is not seen as promising what the people need, which is to see a strong opposition fact that can be an alternative to BN.

He said the coalition’s decision to elevate PKR defacto leader Anwar Ibrahim as their prime minister if it seizes Putrajaya in the 14th national polls, is also "unrealistic".

Three nabbed over Jalan Alor threat

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested three people following a possible terrorist threat in the federal capital.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said they comprised a local man as well as an Indonesian and a Syrian national.

Noor Rashid said all three were detained to assist in investigations.

"Bukit Aman has contacted the embassies of the United States and Australia on the security level relating to possible terrorist attacks," he told Bernama Friday.

On Thursday, the United States Embassy and Australian High Commission here were reported to have issued a travel advisory on the possibility of terrorist attacks in Jalan Alor near Bukit Bintang and its surrounding areas.

Jeffrey: Transfer of Management is Not Autonomy

KOTA KINABALU - “The Sabah Committee to study the devolution of power from the federal government should be bipartisan and should appreciate the difference that transfer of management or devolution of power, while helpful in terms of efficiency, is NOT autonomy per se...but merely a delegation of powers.  Real autonomy will be reflected in the Federal and state constitutions as well as in the allocation of legislative powers under the State, Federal and Concurrent Lists” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, in response to CM Musa’s announcement that the Cabinet has agreed to set up the Committee to be headed by the State Secretary and made up of top government officials.

Embassies fear terror attack in Kuala Lumpur shopping centre

US and Australian authorities in Malaysia have warned of a potential terrorist attack in a Kuala Lumpur shopping area famous for its street vendors.

The US embassy issued an advisory saying it had credible threat information and urged citizens to avoid Alor Street, in a shopping belt in the city centre, and its immediate surrounding areas.

It says terrorist organisations had in the past planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no details.

Stampede kills at least 717 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured nearly 900 others in Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

At least 220 pilgrims killed in stampede outside Mecca

MECCA - At least 220 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said.

The crush, in which at least 450 others were injured, took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometres east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the haj.

Filipino gunmen kidnap tourists

Kjartan Sekkinstad (left), John Ridsdel and Robert Hall
Gunmen holding three foreigners and one Filipino hostage have slipped past a naval cordon and escaped to remote mountains in the southern Philippines without making ransom demands, the police said Wednesday.

Elite Army troops were trying to track the bandits while Air Force helicopters were readied for a possible rescue as the abductors trekked into Davao Oriental province, a hotbed of Maoist and Islamic rebels, said senior superintendent Aaron Aquino, the region’s deputy police commander.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Adopt 1-Country 2-System in Education and Cabotage

KOTA KINABALU - “The federal, Sabah and Sarawak governments should start adopting the 1-Country 2-System (1-C 2-S) in education and cabotage to overcome any problems in granting full autonomy to Sabah and Sarawak on education and cabotage. Sarawak’s adoption and recognition of the Chinese education UEC is a fine example of the 1-Country 2-System,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief, in welcoming Sarawak’s announcement to recognize UEC in Sarawak and rejecting the Transport Minister’s announcement that the cabotage cannot be abolished.

Jamal Yunos denies rape attempt on actress

KUALA LUMPUR - Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos has denied reports that he drugged and attempted to rape a Malaysian actress.

"I deny that I was involved in any of these activities as claimed by social media users," he said during Wednesday's press conference at the Ampang Jaya police station.

"This is a very irresponsible act."

Return our 40% net revenue and federal allocations for autonomy in Sabah Budget 2016 - Dr Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “Sabah will have a Malaysian Guinness Book of World Records record breaking Budget 2016 if the Chief Minister cum Finance Minister performs his duty in accordance with the law and the Federal Constitution and implementation of the promises of autonomy given by PM Najib himself," said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief cum Bingkor State Assemblyman.

Umno plays race card to distract people from real issues

When thousands of Malay Muslims marched through Kuala Lumpur last week to support his scandal-wracked government, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak kept his distance.

Najib neither attended nor officially endorsed the racially-charged rally by members of Malaysia’s majority community.

But several members of Najib’s political party told Reuters they helped an ultranationalist Malay group stage the ‘Malay Pride’ rally. Critics accused the organisers of stoking racial tensions in multicultural Malaysia to distract from a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal swirling around the prime minister.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

57 Kingmaker MPs Must Defend and Safeguard State Rights – Dr. Jeffrey

KOTA KINABALU - “All 57 MPs from Sabah and Sarawak, not just the 47 from BN without the 10 from Pakatan, must defend their Sabah and Sarawak’s rights in Malaysia and all 57 are kingmakers who determine the federal government in Putrajaya,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in response to the statements by Datuk Seri Wan Azizah, President of PKR, for the 47 BN MPs to leave BN and Emeritus Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi’s views that all 57 can make or break Putrajaya.

Sarawak leads the way recognising UEC

In line with recognition of education autonomy 'since KL is taking too long'

KUCHING - The Sarawak Government has decided to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) in a landmark decision. The recognition will apply to the state civil service, university and Sarawak Foundation (Yayasan Sarawak) scholarships.