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Topic: Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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UMS students to learn about forest restoration
Ramzah (left) and Mohd Faris (right) exchanging the LoI documents.
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‘Fix it before it’s too late'
KOTA KINABALU: A few days ago, a cargo ship was stranded in waters off Pulau Kalampunian off Kudat district due to navigational problems and the incident...
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Corals damaged by stranded cargo ship in Kalampunian Island
KOTA KINABALU: Tourism players here hope the authorities will take action including carry out restoration work on corals off Kudat following damage caused by a stranded cargo ship.
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Groups want remedial measures after Sabah corals damaged by cargo ship
KOTA KINABALU: A cargo ship that was stranded in waters off Pulau Kalampunian off Kudat district has caused damage to corals in the area, say local tourism...
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Upsi student wins Best Debater in first Parliamentary Debathon
Psychology student Dusha Nanthakumar came up tops as the Best Debater for the first series of the Parliamentary Debathon 2019 Youth in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
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Papar Dam, another promise broken
Nine community members from the Ulu Papar area have come to Kuala Lumpur in an effort to mobilise West Malaysians to stop the newly proposed Papar Dam in Sabah.
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Universities can boost national intergration among students: Sabah CM
KOTA KINABALU: Universities are where the spirit of national integration and unity among the races can be fostered, according to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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Universities can boost national integration among students – Sabah CM
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal – Bernama file photo KOTA KINABALU: Universities are where the spirit of national integration and unity among the races can be fostered, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri...
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4,326 new students enrol at UMS
Taufiq speaking with Akele Atomo Marie Jeanne (second left) and Eyang Athomo Arielle Flofell Macksett from Africa yesterday.
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‘Focus on mental wellness instead of illness’
KOTA KINABALU: All parties need to work together as a society to tackle mental health issues via prevention and early detection, says Dr Nicholas Pang Tse Ping.
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In Sabah, doubts linger as Putrajaya’s MA63 review accused of being one-sided affair
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 2 — Sabahans remain unconvinced of Putrajaya’s sincerity in reviewing the Malaysia Agreement 1963, with concerns that the terms of the review being a one-sided affair.
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Work together to tackle mental health issue: Expert
KOTA KINABALU: All parties need to work together as a society to tackle mental health issues via prevention and early detection, said a lecturer of the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, Universiti...
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Work together to tackle mental health issues, says lecturer
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysians have been urged to work together to tackle mental health issues through prevention and early detection.
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From Jakarta to East Kalimantan: Will Malaysia benefit from Indonesia’s new capital?
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 1 — Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo or Jokowi, has proposed for East Kalimantan, the richest and most bustling of the five provinces, to replace Jakarta as the country’s ne...
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Taskforce’s memo proposes alternatives to Papar Dam
Handing over the memorandum to Jannie, witnessed by Diana (corner right) and representatives from various kampungs.
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Build road links to Kalimantan first, says expert
KOTA KINABALU: There is no guarantee the proposed relocation of Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan from Jakarta will bring a windfall to its neighbours, a senior university lecturer said today.
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Economist: Road linking Sabah and Kalimantan needed
KOTA KINABALU: Road connectivity to Kalimantan is needed to ensure Sabah benefits from Indonesia’s plan to move its capital to Borneo, says an economist.
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Sabah has been grappling with migrant issues for decades
KOTA KINABALU: In the Land Below the Wind problems linked to migrants have always been a hot button issue.
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Local Sabah daily apologises for misreporting Dr M’s quote
KOTA KINABALU: A local Sabah newspaper admitted today to altering a quote of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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CM: Sabah to prioritize job creation
Shafie launching the Sabah IT Symposium.
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CM happy with Sabah’s federal ministers
KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is happy with the performance of federal ministers from Sabah, saying that they have done what they should for the benefit of the state.
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Sabah govt will strike balance between IR 4.0 And employment — CM
KOTA KINABALU: The state government will strive to strike a balance between its resoluteness to embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and providing employment for its graduates, says Sabah Chief ...
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Warisan Youth exco member slams daily for ‘misleading’ public
KOTA KINABALU: A Warisan Youth exco member has accused the chief editor of a local daily here of misleading the public by adding words to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad’s response to his questi...
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Sabah govt will strike balance between IR 4.0 and employment - CM
KOTA KINABALU: The state government will strive to strike a balance between its resoluteness to embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and provide employment for its graduates, says Sabah Chief Mi...
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Sabah govt will strike balance between IR 4.0 and employment — CM
KOTA KINABALU (Aug 19): The state government will strive to strike a balance between its resoluteness to embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and providing employment for its graduates, says Sab...
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Shafie defends performance of Sabah ministers in federal Cabinet
KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal today defended the performance of the Sabah ministers in the federal Cabinet, saying they have highlighted the concerns of the state over a number of issues.
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Graduate savours sweet success of baking venture
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture has turned into a successful homegrown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumni member Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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Think as Malaysians, Dr M tells Sabah and Sarawak
SEPANG: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged Sabahans and Sarawakians to think as Malaysians following criticisms that Putrajaya did not consult East Malaysia over several issues.
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Borneo to benefit from Indonesia's plan to move capital to Kalimantan, says academic
KOTA KINABALU: Borneo island is expected to be an engine of growth in this region as Indonesia gears efforts towards moving its capital to Kalimantan, according to an Economics professor.
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UMS alumnus shares recipe for success with cake house franchise, aspires to bring brand to global platform
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture turned into a successful home-grown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumnus Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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DAP cut down to size among Chinese, says analyst
PETALING JAYA: A political analyst has given warning that the DAP’s failure to overcome the khat issue could result in a low voter turnout among the Chinese community at the next general election.
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On the appointment of the new UMS vice-chancellor
LETTER | The recent – and evidently ongoing – storm surrounding the selection of the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah compels Gerak to issue this statement.
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UMS VC’s appointment merit-based, not made solely by minister, says education movement
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Academic Movement (Gerak) said Prof Taufiq Yap Yun Hi’s appointment as Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor (VC), which drew flak from local political parties...
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Sabah needs to come up with legal definition of indigenous people
PENAMPANG: Sabah's Law and Native Affairs Ministry needs to come up with a legal definition of what constitutes indigenous people (orang asal) in the state, says Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.
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Sabah Parks restores reefs
KOTA KINABALU: An initiative by Sabah Parks to restore coral reefs destroyed by Typhoon Greg in 1996 has yielded positive results more than a decade since its implementation.
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Consult us first before making decisions, Shafie tells MOE
Shafie KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Education (MoE) must consult the State Government before making any decisions on matters pertaining to the education industry in Sabah, said Chief Minister Datuk...
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Putrajaya still ignoring our voice, says Shafie on VC appointment
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the recent appointment of a new vice-chancellor for Universiti Malaysia Sabah shows Putrajaya still has a tendency to implement policies affecting...
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Sabah CM says UMS chairman quit because state wasn’t consulted on appointment of VC
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 7 — Datuk KY Mustafa has resigned as chairman of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) effective August 1, amid controversy over the appointment of its vice-chancellor.
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Papar dam: Govt urged to Engage communities to co-design solutions
Cynthia Ong KOTA KINABALU: Seek solutions that respect all needs and aspirations in addressing the proposal to build a hydroelectric dam on the Papar River, local civil society organisation Land Empo...
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Giant fish an alien species, says mayor
KOTA KINABALU: A dead six-foot long arapaima found in the lake at Tun Fuad Stephens Park here could have been released there by its previous owner.
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Huge fish from Amazon found dead in Sabah lake
KOTA KINABALU - A huge fish weighing more than 100kg was found floating in a lake in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
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Huge fish from Amazon found dead in Sabah lake
KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A huge fish weighing more than 100kg was found floating in a lake in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
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Dead giant fish did not belong in lake – mayor
The dead arapaima found in the lake at the Tun Fuad Stephens Park.
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We’ll decide on education, Sabah tells Putrajaya as khat controversy rages on
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has urged the education ministry to allow the state to decide on the introduction of the khat calligraphy in schools in the state, as the controversy over the additional section r...
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Boat-sized fish native to Amazon floats to lake surface in KK park (VIDEO)
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 5 — Morning joggers at the Tun Fuad Stephens Park in Bukit Padang here were stunned to see a monster fish, the size of some of the pedal boats found nearby, floating on the surfac...
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Sabah PKR says ‘no’ to compulsory khat studies
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 5 — Khat, or Arabic calligraphy, can be taught in schools but only as an optional curriculum, Sabah PKR chief Datuk Christina Liew said today.
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UPM board chairman terminated less than a year into job - but why?
The timing of the recent removal of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) board chairperson Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamalullail’s has been called into question as he was investigating allegations of miscon...
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Support new UMS VC’s appointment – Armada
Ceasar PENAMPANG: Sabahans should support the appointment of Professor Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin as the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), said Sabah State Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda (Ar...
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PPBM youth happy Sabahan appointed new UMS vice-chancellor
KOTA KINABALU: The appointment of the new Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor by the education ministry has been criticised by local parties Warisan and Upko but a Sabah PPBM youth leader ...
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Why sideline Sabah when choosing new uni head, says Upko man
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah politician says Pakatan Harapan has failed to show it was better than Barisan Nasional after appointing a university vice-chancellor here without consulting the state leadership...
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Prof Taufiq Yap appointed new UMS VC, confirms Education Ministry
KOTA KINABALU: Prof Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin has been appointed as the new Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor for a period of three years.
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Source: Four candidates shortlisted for UMS post
KOTA KINABALU: Three Sabahans are among four candidates shortlisted to be the new vice-chancellor (VC) of Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
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EC should have more power to clean up electoral roll, says committee
KOTA KINABALU: The Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) wants the Election Commission (EC) to have more powers to clean up the electoral roll.
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Four candidates shortlisted for UMS VC post, claim sources
KOTA KINABALU: Four candidates have been shortlisted to be the new vice-chancellor (VC) of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), say sources on Friday (July 26).
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UMS launches its eco-campus visitors info centre
Mustafa (ninth from left) and Kamarudin (10th from left) with students and staff at the information centre.
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Industry-university collaborations essential for economic growth: Sabah minister
KOTA KINABALU: Industry-university collaborations (IUCs) are necessary for economic growth in today’s knowledge-based societies as it would be a platform to commercialise academic knowledge by stepp...
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Young voters must first be told about democracy, says analyst
KOTA KINABALU: A political analyst here feels the Dewan Rakyat was rushed into approving a proposal to give 18-year-olds the right to vote.
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Govt must listen to opinions of people on dam – Darell
Darell KOTA KINABALU: The people’s opinions on the Papar Dam matter to the government, said Deputy Parti Warisan Sabah (WARISAN) president Datuk Darell Leiking.
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Proposed Papar Dam not best solution, claims geologist
Diana (front, 3rd left) and Dr Felix (front, 3rd right) with some of the villagers from the affected villages and a church leader who is also present at the meeting.
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Guan Eng under fire for playing politics with school repairs
KUCHING: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has come under fire for playing politics over allocating funds for carrying out repairs at dilapidated schools in Sarawak.
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Plug water leaks and scrap Papar Dam, says Sabah senator
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah PPBM senator has urged the Sabah government to scrap the controversial Papar Dam project, saying there are many other effective alternatives to meet the state’s demand for pow...
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Sabah Umno queries mushrooming of houses in Sepanggar
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has questioned whether the mushrooming of houses in the Sepanggar parliamentary constituency is due to the MP’s promise to make it a “zero squatter” area.
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Extend UMS VC’s term, not shorten it, student body tells education ministry
KOTA KINABALU: The student body of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) wants the university’s outgoing vice-chancellor Dr D Kamarudin D Mudin’s tenure to be extended.
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I have done my best for varsity, says outgoing UMS vice-chancellor
KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) outgoing vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr D Kamarudin D Mudin, whose tenure was shortened, said he did his best to bring the varsity to excellence.
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Analysts see PH gearing up for Sarawak polls
KUCHING: Two political analysts see the federal government’s recent attacks on the Sarawak administration as a sign that Pakatan Harapan (PH) is making early preparations for the state election, whi...
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Penang South Reclamation will save fishes and rejuvenate marine biodiversity ― Joshua Woo
JUNE 26 ― The hype over the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project has so far been filled with distortion.
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Lupus: More resources, early treatment needed
Poon (centre) in a group photo with the Walk-a-Payung walkathon participants.
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Shortening UMS VC term is a form of persecution, says Sabah Umno
KOTA KINABALU: Umno Supreme Council member Rahman Dahlan has questioned the decision to shorten the term of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor without any reason.
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Four Malaysian public universities among the best in the world – Maszlee
The ranking series saw 20 local universities have been listed this year, with 10 universities improving from last year’s ranking.
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PKR in the news ‘for all the wrong reasons’
KOTA KINABALU: Two political analysts here say the sex video controversy has made PKR appear to be the most problematic of the four components in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
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Balance environmental and wildlife protection with economy, says expert
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah needs to continue stepping up its efforts on environmental protection and wildlife conservation as it seeks ways to boost the economy, a senior lecturer and economist said.
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PM power transfer could affect PPBM in Sarawak, analyst warns
KUCHING: A political analyst says PPBM’s influence in Sarawak may decrease once PKR president Anwar Ibrahim takes over from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PTPTN must be stricter with errant borrowers, says advisory panel chief
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) - The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) must be stricter with errant borrowers and send them monthly reminders.
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Sighting of Syawal moon set for June 3
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The date to sight the Syawal new moon to determine Aidilfitri will be on June 3, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal announced on Monday (May 27).
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June 3 date for sighting of Syawal new moon
KUALA LUMPUR: The date to sight the Syawal new moon to determine Aidilfitri is Monday June 3, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal announced today.
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June 3 date set for sighting of Syawal new moon
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The date to sight the Syawal new moon to determine Aidilfitri is Monday June 3, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal announced today.
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Kit Siang’s warning to PH should be heeded
PETALING JAYA: Last week, albeit surprisingly, Lim Kit Siang warned Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders of the threat of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak against them and how the latter remains the most potent o...
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Public opinion sought to improve PTPTN
KUALA LUMPUR: People are invited to contribute their opinions online via the special channel ‘People Consultation Paper’ to help the government achieve the best outcome in enacting policies relate...
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Public opinion sought to improve PTPTN
People are invited to contribute their opinions online via the special channel 'People Consultation Paper' to help the government achieve the best outcome in enacting policies related to the National ...
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PTPTN chairman: Public feedback important to help govt improve higher education fund
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― People are invited to contribute their opinions online via the special channel “People Consultation Paper” to help the government achieve the best outcome in enacting poli...
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Public opinion sought to improve PTPTN
KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): People are invited to contribute their opinions online via the special channel 'People Consultation Paper' to help the Government achieve the best outcome in enacting policies r...
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Recycling advocate wants to make impact in drive towards zero waste in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Over the past few years, Felicity Eku has not bought any clothing.
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Police on alert against suspicious ‘Arab’ asking for money
KOTA KINABALU: A mysterious “Arab” who has been going around asking strangers for money to help him out of financial predicament has aroused suspicion.
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People wary as man claiming to be Arab drives around asking for money
KOTA KINABALU: People in the city and its surrounding areas are puzzled over the presence of a man, who claims to be an Arab, seen begging for money.
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UMS gets RM300,000 Unicef grant to address issues facing women, kids
KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is set to become the first university in the country to establish a Unicef-based initiative delving into issues pertaining to the development of women an...
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Sarawak MP ticked off for challenging Wan Junaidi over autonomy
KUCHING: An academic has criticised Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin for what appeared to be a scornful reaction to Santubong MP Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s statement on Sarawak’s bid for autonomy i...
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Result will be same even if voter turnout was higher, says analyst
KOTA KINABALU: An analyst has attributed the low voter turnout in the Sandakan by-election yesterday to the timing of the polls as it fell in between two significant dates.
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No major cheer for Sabahans under Warisan so far, say analysts
KOTA KINABALU: Analysts say reforms in Sabah are still slow in coming after a year of rule by the Warisan-led government, noting several unpopular decisions despite some positives since the May 9 gene...
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Be Brave
KOTA KINABALU: Don’t be afraid to venture into entrepreneurship.
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It’s getting ‘hot’ in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN: The political climate is picking up steam in the sleepy town of Sandakan as the May 11 polls draw closer with the two main contenders, representing DAP and PBS, going neck and neck.
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Independents go their own way to woo voters
SANDAKAN: Despite their underdog status, the three independent candidates are not about to throw in the towel without putting up a fight.All three have been busy campaigning daily, making themselves visible and trying to convince voters to give them a chance over the PBS and DAP heavyweights.
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MED targets cooperatives to contribute RM50b to 2019 GDP
KOTA KINABALU, May 2 — The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) is targeting for cooperatives to increase its contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) to RM50 billion this y...
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Think big, students told
KUALA LUMPUR: The Entrepreneur Development Ministry has so far reached out to 17,000 graduates, undergraduates and youths at 13 public universities nationwide with its programmes to produce more job creators.
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Boost in talks with Education Ministry to implement cashless payment system in schools
E-wallet platform Boost says the company is in discussions with the Education Ministry to introduce cashless payment system in Malaysian schools.
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Don't demonise stateless community, leaders told
KOTA KINABALU: Leaders should discuss issues of statelessness in a constructive manner instead of demonising the community of stateless people, says academician Wan Shawaluddin Wan Hassan.
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Academic: Give birth certs to stateless kids for access to education and healthcare
KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) academician Wan Shawaluddin Wan Hassan has recommended the state government to issue birth certificates to stateless children, so they can access basic rights such as education and healthcare.
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Give birth certs regardless of citizenship, says Sabah academic
KOTA KINABALU: An academic today advised the government to issue birth certificates to all children regardless of citizenship status as one way to address the problem of stateless people in Sabah.
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AmBank partners with Universiti Malaysia Sabah to enable JomPAY payments
KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): AmBank Group is partnering with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to enable the students and staff to make their payments in a convenient, simple and secure way via online bill ...
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More than 70% of Anjung Singgah homeless have found jobs
PUTRAJAYA: Seventy-three percent of the 7,047 homeless people who stayed at Anjung Singgah as at January this year have been given help to land jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan...
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UMS sets up ICT academy with Huawei
KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and leading telecommunications company, Huawei have set up an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) academy here.
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