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Sabahans, Sarawakians say firm ‘no’ to Hadi’s bill

On April 6, Parliament hastily cleared all government business to allow for the tabling of the controversial “Bill 355” which aims to expand the syariah courts’ criminal jurisdiction from three years of imprisonment, RM5,000 in fine and six strokes of the whip (the 3-5-6 limit) to 30 years, RM100,000 and 100 strokes (the 30-100-100 limit). […]

MP moots ‘hardship allowance’ for civil servants from Sabah, S’wak

PARLIAMENT Putrajaya has been urged to include “hardship allowance” for civil servants from Sabah and Sarawak who are working in Peninsula Malaysia in the next national budget. Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh), during the debate on the Supplementary Supply 2016 (Bill) 2017 today, said civil servants originating from those two states have a hard time coping with […]

Reverend Dusing on Christmas, 1MDB and citizenship

By Rev Jerry Dusing  As we bring 2016 to a close, we thank God for His love, blessings and protection on us throughout the year. We thank God for the strengthened unity amongst the Church and the people of Sabah of various beliefs. In the midst of the political and economic challenges of our nation, […]

Absurd to suggest PH pull out of Sabah, says Kok

PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Teresa Kok has labelled as absurd a suggestion that Pakatan Harapan (PH) pull out of Sabah so that Shafie Apdal’s party can take on BN in straight fights. The DAP vice-chairperson was commenting on the suggestion from Universiti Malaya political analyst Associate Prof Awang Azman Awang Pawi. Kok said while state issues […]

Adenan: Sarawak will back English-medium schools

MIRI, Sept 10 — The Sarawak state government will support the formation of English-medium mission and private schools that prioritise education in the world’s lingua franca, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said today. “We are prepared to give support to private and mission schools to pursue this objective and there are already schools which […]

Kok wants Putrajaya to explain Nancy’s ‘demotion’

KUALA LUMPUR: The government owes the public, particularly Sarawakians, an explanation for the transfer of Nancy Shukri to a less important portfolio, said Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in a statement. “It’s clear and obvious that this was indeed a demotion.” It was “subtle retaliation” against Nancy for not going with “the Najib flow”, she claimed. […]

Hudud: Never in Sarawak, says Adenan

KUCHING: Hudud would never be practiced in Sarawak, says Adenan Satem, the state’s chief minister, after a leadership meeting of the ruling Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu. “We will not support the so-called hudud bill. We are a multi-racial country. Muslims only constitute 25 percent (of Sarawak’s population). We are not Kelantan,” he said after chairing […]

Make history, father urges DAP’s Abdul Aziz

KUCHING: Marindo Tahar wants his son Abdul Aziz Isa, to make history in today’s state assembly elections by winning Batu Kitang for the DAP. Aziz, 26, is in his first election contest and has been faced with various challenges through the two-week campaign period, among them criticism from his grandmother, Mazuyin Abd Manan, 75. Marindo […]

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