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Topic: Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU: Security forces yesterday foiled an attempt to smuggle contraband cigarettes valued at over half a million ringgit to the market at Sabah’s Beluran east coast district.
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TAWAU: The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail (pix) hopes his visit to the land below the wind fuels solidarity without borders between the people of Sabah and Perlis.
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RAJA MUDA PERLIS HOPES HIS VISIT FUELS SOLIDARITY BETWEEN PERLIS, SABAH The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail hopes his visit to the land below the wind fuels solidarity with...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) foiled an attempt to smuggle in 84,500 packets of contraband cigarettes worth RM455,000 at Beluran on Sunday (May 19), a day after seizing 3,500 contraband cigarettes in Tawau.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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KOTA KINABALU: Hoteliers in the state remain confident that business will recover well despite an unfavourable travel advisory issued by the US State Department.
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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros is deteriorating, said Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew on Sunday (May 19).
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KENINGAU: A proposal to reunite the Kadazandusun and Murut community in Sabah, overcoming political differences, has been approved by the Huguan Siou (paramount leader of the community, according to W...
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Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) vice-president Peter Anthony today said that the Huguan Siou (paramount leader) of the Kadazandusun and Murut community in Sabah, Joseph Pairin Kitingan, has agreed to a ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah wildlife authorities face a nervous wait as one of the last two Sumatran rhinos in the state is not responding well to treatment.
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KOTA KINABALU: The health of Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino is fast fading.
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MP SPEAKS | For the past several months before the Sandakan by-election on May 11, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s highly-funded cybertroopers had been hammering hard on one theme – enou...
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KOTA KINABALU: Authorities in Sabah have foiled an attempt to smuggle 220 crocodiles from Indonesia.
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TAWAU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) intercepted an attempt to smuggle 3,500 contraband cigarettes packets into Sabah at a beach here Saturday (May 18) night.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry’s decision not to allow guarana schemes to come to Sabah has been proven to be correct, says its minister Junz Wong.
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PARTI Bersatu Sabah’s stunning defeat in the Sandakan by-election in Sabah is a lesson on how not to run a campaign.
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah has urged the state government to take over the task of running the education system in Sabah from the federal government without delay.
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KOTA BELUD: The Sabah government has allocated a grant of RM500,000 to the Kampung Kiau Nuluh Tradition and Nature Conservation Society (GOMPITO) here for developing tourism facilities.
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KOTA KINABALU: Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick has barred outsiders from applying for land within the Kadamaian constituency in Kota Belud which he represents.
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LETTER | The Sabah Government should take over the task of running its own education in Sabah from the Federal Government, without any further delay and excuses.
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his wife Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib have extended their wishes to Buddhists celebrating Wesak Day in Sabah and the whole country.
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KOTA KINABALU: A group of Indonesians were nabbed after they were believed to have arrived in Sabah illegally via Tawau on Friday (May 17).
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FEATURE | Unggun’s family lives in a traditional Bajau Laut houseboat in Semporna, a coastal town in Sabah.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s biggest public hospital appears to need “treatment” after a downpour led to leaks in an operating theatre.
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When non-Sabahans attempt to borrow expressions derived from the culture in Sabah, Sabahans tend to be critical over the authenticity of certain terms.  BOS and bosku, what is the difference?
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PUTRAJAYA: The Sarawak legal profession hopes that Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat will continue with the reforms laid out by her predecessor for the judiciary.
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and other Asean countries have taken the correct strategic position to be engaged in the Belt Road initiative.
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KOTA KINABALU: The state is on alert for flash floods after months-long of dry spell, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat urged individuals to lodge reports with the relevant authorities if they have information on alleged misconduct by judges.
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KOTA KINABALU: Newly-named Sabah Health and People's Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon hopes the federal government will look into problems facing health facilities in the state, following footage of ceiling leaks at the state capital's general hospital.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 17 — The two new DAP leaders to join the Sabah Cabinet today pledged their full commitment to improve the lives and livelihood of residents in the rugged northeast Borneo state.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 17 — Torrential rain yesterday caused chaos at a public hospital here after leaks appeared in multiple locations including one operating room being used for surgery while the exte...
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MP SPEAKS | The forthcoming Sarawak state election will decide whether the implementation of the Pakatan Harapan 'pillar-promise' of “Return Sarawak and Sabah to the status accorded in Malaysia Agre...
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KOTA BARU: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has not neglected Kelantan and has awarded the state with five mega projects within just a year of being in power.
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SIBU: Chairman of the Umno Council of Advisors Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's exhortation to party members to get ready for a snap general election is just a "desperate" move to get Umno and PAS members to unite, says DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 17 — Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung will be taking up a new role as Sabah Minister for Health and Public Wellbeing, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal announced today.
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KOTA KINABALU: Tanjung Papat assemblyman Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung will officially be the new Sabah Health and People's Wellbeing Minister, taking over the post left vacant by the late Datuk Stephen Wong.
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Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal has stressed that there will not be any cabinet reshuffle in his state.
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KOTA KINABALU: Marine life conservationists and divers in Sabah have called for an end to what they say is an unethical method of tagging turtles which involves tying the animals’ front flippers and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 ― Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers said some laws will be amended in order to ensure all MPs declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Sabah United ...
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KOTA BARU: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has not neglected Kelantan and has awarded the state with five mega projects within just a year of being in power.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has never set any rule to prevent individuals, including Special Branch (SB) officers, from attending its press conferences, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA BHARU (May 16): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government has not neglected Kelantan and has awarded the State with five mega projects within just a year of being in power.
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KOTA BARU, May 16 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has not neglected Kelantan and has awarded the state with five mega projects within just a year of being in power.
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KOTA KINABALU: What was meant to be a normal rush hour turned into mayhem after a sudden downpour caused flash floods in various parts of the city here today.
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A woman in Sabah, who was filmed in a viral video that alleged she was having an affair, lodged a police report against her husband for character assassination by spreading the recording.Keningau poli...
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal today denied his government has a new policy to bar the Special Branch from attending its press conferences.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has never set any rule to prevent individuals, including police Special Branch (SB) officers, from attending its press conferences, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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COMMENTARY, May 16 — A year after winning Putrajaya together with allies from Pakatan Harapan, Bersatu must now prepare for its first-ever party election in September.
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KOTA KINABALU: Celebrity chef Datuk Fazley Yaakob was the beau of the ball at the Promenade Café here, as fans and inquisitive patrons took turns to take photos with the award-winning restaurateur and entertainer.
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LAST year, I installed a solar system under the net energy metering (NEM) scheme approved by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).
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KOTA KINABALU: An aerospace training centre at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) is expected to start operations by May next year.
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PUTRAJAYA : There is enough stock of essential food items for the coming festive season with ceiling prices fixed for a month for 27 food items.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orang asli legend Sagong Tasi (pic), whose legal case won the first full customary land ownership in Peninsular Malaysia, died materially impoverished, according to the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC).
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YOURSAY | ‘Racial polarisation is deep-seated in the peninsula, not so in Sabah.’ National implications of the Sandakan by-election The Wakandan: The different by-election results in Rantau and Sa...
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KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Chief Minister Wilfred Madius Tangau has declared he has no problem declaring his assets again even though he has done so only recently.
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KOTA KINABALU (May 15): MASwings has entered into a component support programme with Air France Industries-KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI-KLM E&M) for its fleet of 10 ATR 72-500s as part of effo...
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KOTA KINABALU: The establishment of PPBM in Sabah is well under way with appointment letters handed over to 25 pro tem division chiefs yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd sees the cessation of the 3G radio access network (RAN) lease arrangement by U Mobile Sdn Bhd to have minimal impact on its 2019's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda).
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KOTA KINABALU: A roundtable discussion will be held soon with scientists and researchers involved in turtle-tagging programmes in Sabah, says state Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga.
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Inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador offered a tongue-in-cheek response to Warisan's insistence that Special Branch personnel must identify themselves when attending press conferences.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador (pix) said police presence at a press conference, be it plain-clothed or in uniform, was to ensure the orderly conduct of t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bidor said Special Branch (SB) officers will not depart from their covert methods for intelligence gathering.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Abdul Hamid Bador today played down Warisan’s demand that Special Branch (SB) personnel identify themselves when attending media events organised by the party, saying the polic...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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SANDAKAN, Sabah: In a school hall filled with hundreds of Sandakan residents and voters, Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal issued a rallying call that drew the loudest cheer of the evening.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The office of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal today said that an unnamed blogger is trying to pit Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) against the police’s Spec...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Ranhill Holdings Bhd has decided to appeal the finance ministry’s decision to reject its request for an extension of the tax relief period for its subsidiary Ranhill Powertron...
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The office of Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has accused an unnamed blogger of trying to pit his party Warisan against the Special Branch.
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PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra today shot back at George Clooney’s “warning shot” to Malaysia should the government introduce anti-gay laws, such as those neighbour Brunei had initially wanted to implem...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Malaysians must never forget the lesson of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal even as the country tries to claw its way out of its kleptocratic image and earn its...
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LETTER | We are deeply disturbed by the continuing spate of public statements issued by various state government leaders expressing concern on the so-called plight of foreigners in Sabah.
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PETALING JAYA: With the rise of cancer cases every year, the first Halcyon Radiotherapy machine in South-East Asia to treat this deadly disease has been installed in a private hospital in Malaysia.
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SINGAPORE (May 14): Malaysia's state oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd has temporarily shut the Sabah-Sarawak pipeline that feeds gas to its liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex at Bintulu in ...
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KUCHING: An academic has questioned the government’s commitment to press freedom, saying it has failed to limit political ownership of media organisations to the extent that it promised.
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PETALING JAYA: Bersih has urged the Sabah government to take the lead in the deepening of democracy by reinstituting elections for village authorities and local councils.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 14 ― Sabahans are divided on positive changes the ruling Warisan-led state government has made to their lives since being voted into power 12 months ago.
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KOTA KINABALU: Save for a dark and blurry video purportedly showing the act of vote-
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Engine oil and Mediterranean holidays don’t always appear in the same sentence, but here you go.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has questioned whether there has been a breakdown in trust and confidence between Chief Minister Shafie Apdal and the police following the barring of...
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Pakatan Harapan, which celebrated its first anniversary in government recently, must work harder at improving the economy for youths in the next four years of its mandate.
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KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s landslide victory in Sandakan should serve as a lesson to the opposition not to hamper the government’s efforts to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s rights and not to propagate rac...
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Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador today cautioned Warisan thatbarring Special Branch personnel from the party's press conferences in Sabah isagainst the law.Speaking at a press conference...
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Two people died after the car they were travelling in hit a bus stop before turning turtle along Cecil Street Ghaut in George Town, Penang at 2.30am on Wednesday.The victims were identified Andy Meyri...
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MP SPEAKS | The historic Sandakan by-election result has pulverised two myths in Malaysian politics – that Pakatan Harapan and Warisan in Putrajaya and Sabah are only one-term governments, and the i...
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KOTA KINABALU: The police do not have any evidence that vote-buying occurred in the recent Sandakan by-election save for a dark and blurry video purportedly showing the act in progress, says Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) has applauded the Sabah state government's decision not to implement the proposed Property Assessment Tax (PAT) on palm oil mills...
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MP SPEAKS | The results of the Sandakan by-election last Saturday provided a much-needed morale boost to Pakatan Harapan after three successive by-election defeats in Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and R...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) win in the Sandakan by-election does not guarantee that the same “winning formula” can be repeated elsewhere in Malaysia, DAP’s Bangi MP Ong Kia...
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) must not get carried away by DAP’s landslide victory in Sandakan.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the Opposition's decision to oppose the prime minister's bid in Parliament to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak to their 1963 pos...
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GEORGE TOWN: Two men and a woman died in two separate road crashes here and in Johor Bahru early today.
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BUTTERWORTH (May 13): The victory of the DAP candidate in the Sandakan Parliamentary by-election was a message from the people in the state who want their rights to be returned.
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LETTER | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivered an outstanding, honest and visionary speech on May 9.
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MAY 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivered an outstanding, honest and visionary speech on May 9, 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist, disagreeing with a minister’s idea to bring villages and rural areas into a cashless society, says poor accessibility and connectivity would make it impossible to carry ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its average crude palm oil (CPO) price forecast of RM2,400 per tonne for 2019F and its neutral view on the sector
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — DAP’s landslide win in Sandakan is a clear indication that voters reject racial and religious politics championed by the two biggest Malay-Muslim opposition parties, Umno an...
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SEMPORNA: Village leaders in Sabah will be stripped of their posts if they are found to be abusing their power or condoning corrupt practices, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong said.