Thursday, April 19, 2018
Presiden STAR, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, berkata demikian dalam sambutan yang menggembirakan dalam laporan berita bahawa Sabah sepatutnya menikmati kemajuan ekonomi, menjadikannya salah satu negeri yang lebih maju di Malaysia hasil program ekonomi yang dirancang dan dilaksanakan oleh Datuk Seri Musa Aman .
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He said the billions of ringgit could be used to stimulate development in Sabah such as urgently needed infrastructure projects that would benefit the business community and people alike.
Lajim said this was the reason Gabungan Sabah had made it a priority in its election manifesto for the state to keep these revenues that were now being channeled to Kuala Lumpur.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
According to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, RON95, RON97 and diesel will continue to retail at RM2.20, RM2.47, and RM2.18 per litre respectively.
The prices have remained the same since March 22.
The weekly fuel price system was implemented on March 30 last year, and is calculated based on regional benchmark prices provided by Means of Platts Singapore (Mops).
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Hearing of the ex-party leave application filed through counsel Marcel Jude Joseph has been set for May 2.
The secretary of Umno Zone 6, Datuk Mohd Ainal Haji Abdul Fattah, who is also a committee member of Umno Semporna, in filing the leave application on Tuesday via counsel Marcel Jude Joseph, named the Election Commission as the first respondent and Shafie as the second.
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A reliable source said that the opposition party will be fielding candidates in Matunggong, Tempasuk, Tandek, Kadamaian, Kiulu, Kundasang, Paginatan, Kuamut, Tambunan, Bingkor, Liawan, Melalap, Sook, Tamparuli and Labuk.
The parliamentary seats are Ranau, Keningau, Tenom, Pensiangan and Penampang.
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Sabahans are wary about the creeping of what they call ‘Malaya’s divisive political culture’ into their state.
KOTA KINABALU: Although their families were originally from the peninsula, Gee Tien Siong and Justin Yee are thankful for their parents’ decision many years ago to relocate to Sabah.
The party has received further information about the origin of the 16-second video clip that had gone viral over social media last week, Yong said on Tuesday.
“The information that we have received so far point to Tawau as the starting point of this offensive clip,” he said.
Yong said he would personally turn over to the police all information SAPP had received about the matter.
“I would like to thank the public for sharing what they know about those involved in creating and spreading this doctored video clip,” he said.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Under the BN government, despite its hyped-up so-called contributions, Chinese education has been marginalized and suffered. Each year, the Chinese schools, students and parents are stressed out to raise funds because of the failure of the Federal and Sabah governments in failing to fund Chinese education.
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Ibrahim Mat Zin is holding a news conference on Tuesday to announce his intention to stand in both a Parliament and State Assembly seat in Perak state, according to a circular issued by an aide seen by the newspaper.
The circular said the press meeting will be held in Ipoh at 2pm on Tuesday, with media representatives allowed into the meeting room to meet the self-styled shaman only if they have valid media passes.
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee blamed the hostile style of peninsula-based political parties for damaging the harmony and civility among Sabah’s diverse communities.
“In recent years, I have met Malays, Indians and Chinese from the peninsula who share the same views.
“They were saddened to see the harmony in Sabah adversely impacted by the importation of Malayan culture into Sabah,” Yong said in a statement issued here today.
He said Malaysians from the peninsula who had worked or visited Sabah had always been impressed by the harmony among the state’s diverse communities.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
The 35-year-old won back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2010 but was robbed of the chance of a hat-trick when a hamstring injury forced him to pull out of the 2014 Games in Glasgow.
Sunday's victory was by no means guaranteed given his first career loss to Srikanth in the mixed team final last week but Chong Wei drew on all his experience, and the skills that kept him as world number one for nearly four years from 2008.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
The one minute 37 second video showed the original clip in which Yong was giving a speech to SAPP Tanjung Aru leaders and members at a Chinese New Year gathering last February.
The clip showed Yong speaking out against certain parties for spreading lies amid cheering and applause from the SAPP members.
Also included in the video that was disseminated over social media was a portion of the doctored clip that was dubbed over and with the speaker using foul language to describe Yong.
“We are fighting lies with truths,” Yong said following the release of the video.
"Our weapon of choice has always been the truth," he added.
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KOTA KINABALU - It’s high time for the Chinese in Sabah to abandon the Barisan Nasional and without hesitation support the four-party Gabungan Sabah, said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR).
He made this observation in response to deputy chief minister Raymond Tan who just expressed his confidence that the Chinese community would give Barisan Nasional another mandate in GE-14 to form the government at state and federal levels.
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KOTA KINABALU - The Sabah Progressive Party has accused the Barisan Nasional of resorting to trickery in its pledge to restore the rights of Sabah and Sarawak as outlined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
SAPP deputy president Melanie Chia said BN’s promise on MA63 would suffer the same fate as the outcome of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the state’s illegal immigrant problem.
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The political scenario in this district appears to have changed a lot since the emergence of alliances such as Gabungan Sabah and new local opposition party Warisan.
At worst, members and those who know the developments in their parties will either drop hints or leak some information but do not want to be quoted.
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Friday, April 13, 2018
While launching the Gabungan Sabah’s election machinery here Sunday, STAR’s president Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan argued that it is a political play on words to fool and dupe Sabahans into voting for the BN in the coming PRU-14.
“Firstly, PM Najib has conveniently forgotten that he and BN are the ruling government of the day and there is nothing to prevent them from implementing Sabah Rights even as a caretaker PM and caretaker government,” Dr. Jeffrey said.
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He said the states are Selangor, Penang, Terengganu, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak.
“Police will be giving them extra attention to maintain public order,” he told a press conference after attending a “Crime and Drug Free Society” programme here today.
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|Waiting in vain: Shoppers waiting outside the Econsave Pontian outlet|
The rumours were sparked by a tattle of Tunku Ismail’s purported RM200 cash aid for each shopper at a hypermarket in Pontian, which later saw the spread of similar claims of him aiding shoppers at several other hypermarkets including in Kluang.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
The number of registered voters in Sabah has increased to 1,117,337 from 982,644 during the 13th general election (GE13) said state Election Commission (EC) director Rohiman Sahia.
He said the number of registered voters in Labuan for the 14th general election (GE14) had also increased to 28,356 from 24,497 in GE13.
He said the number of registered voters in Labuan for the 14th general election (GE14) had also increased to 28,356 from 24,497 in GE13.
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Monday, April 9, 2018
The Sabah Progressive Party president said this was most obvious in the ruling coalition’s pledge on fulfilling the state’s rights as outlined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the nation’s founding document.
“The fact that Barisan uses the phrase ‘secara konsensus’ or by consensus to implement MA63 is nothing more than trickery,” Yong said on Sunday.
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Both states had a love-hate relationship with the man who was Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003.
The former PM was back on the Borneo states’ radar when at a recent forum on economic challenges faced by country’s youth, he said that Sabahans and Sarawakians have the “poor mentality of wanting an easy way out”.
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EC chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah said only four state assemblies - Perlis, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Johor - have been formally dissolved as of this afternoon.
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Friday, April 6, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
|Shalmon Sanangan claims Warisan is heavily supported by Sabah’s “new citizens” of mainly Filipino and Indonesian descent.|
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Responding to a report that Warisan had finalised its seat arrangements with Sabah Pakatan Harapan (PH), Bumburing said having a good seat allocation agreement was essential to beat BN in the state.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
"For that matter, it is hugely unfair and prejudicial to anyone in Sabah to have to conduct the defence of any litigation in courts of law outside Sabah over something that occurred in Sabah.
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This was a departure from the seeming glee with which he posted the offending tweets, suggesting that rendang may have originated from Indonesia, and signed off with “namaste”.
“Namaste” is a greeting common to Indians and Nepalese, but the Hindi word is not widely used in Malaysia.
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In a statement, STAR’s Deputy President, Edward Linggu, said that if Sabah is given the free reign to manage its own affairs, it would progress 30 years ahead of Malaya.
Let’s just look at what happened to Sabah under the Barisan Nasional!
Under the Umno-BN Federal government, Sabah has been mistreated and robbed of its constitutional revenues ranging from 40% net revenue derived from Sabah, its 100% entitleof import and excise duties on petroleum products, 100% on timber exports and export duties on crude oil up to 10% ad valorem value of the exports.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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“The Malaysian lawmakers didn’t wait long to pass a vaguely worded, catch-all bill that can be – and will be – used to crack down on peaceful government critics. This bill cynically uses new Twitter jargon to pursue an old policy: criminalising free speech.”
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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Her announcement came on the heels of comments by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on the necessity of introducing a fake news law, as people could be instigated to hate the government or cause uprising due to being influenced by fake news.
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A court in Kuala Lumpur is likely to hear India’s request. The development comes at a time when Malaysia, where Naik has taken refuge, has already said it is ready to extradite him. Malaysian deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said in November 2017 that Naik will be extradited if a request is sent by the Indian government under the mutual legal assistance treaty.
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Aira Azhari of IDEAS’ Democracy and Governance Unit said “this should be the time for ideas and opinions to flourish,” especially given Malaysia’s already low score in the Freedom of the World Index (45 out of 100) and World Press Freedom Index (144th out of 180 countries).
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Gabungan Sabah component Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council member John Stephen said Shafie appeared to shying away from the matter by relying on junior party official to deny of such a pact.
“Shafie should come right out and deny it instead of hiding in the shadows and relying on an assistant of Warisan State Assemblyman to do it for him.
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Rozita Moha-mad Ali (pic), 44, who two weeks ago received a five-year good behaviour bond for thrashing her Indonesian domestic helper in 2016, had her sentence increased to eight years’ jail.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Seri Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah ordered Rozita to serve her jail term immediately. He also rejected her lawyer’s application for a stay of execution of the jail sentence.
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Jeffrey who is also the assemblyman for Bingkor, said that it is highly likely that among the promises in the coming Sabah BN’s Manifesto would include the implementation of Sabah’s entitlement to 40% of net revenue collected in Sabah, as enshrined under Article 112C and Part IV of the 10th Schedule of the Federal Constitution.
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Sinti, who is the Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) chief in Kiulu, said people are questioning Najib would use a helicopter for such a short trip. The STAR’S Wiramuda Youth Chief, who has been actively campaigning for his party and the Gabungan Sabah coalition in Kiulu, suspects that the state UMNO/BN leadership made the transport arrangement to ensure Najib wouldn’t have to see the deplorable condition of the roads to Pukak,
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Yong, who is also deputy president of United Sabah Alliance (USA), claimed that Warisan has its agenda given that the party has kept on campaigning in opposition constituencies rather than Barisan Nasional (BN) areas.
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The North Korean leader and his wife received a warm welcome in his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011, holding talks with President Xi Jinping and meeting a host of dignitaries. Xi told Kim that China has made a “strategic choice” to have friendly ties with North Korea, and they will “remain unchanged under any circumstances.”
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C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said it was disturbing to note that while the world was moving towards open governance and information sharing in the digital sphere, Malaysia was sliding deeper into authoritarianism.
According to the bill tabled in Parliament, the proposed law seeks to safeguard the public against fake news. However, critics see it as another weapon in the hands of the government to silence dissent, especially with the general election approaching.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The services throughout Asia have long relied on discounts and promotions for consumers and incentives for drivers, which made for tough competition, pushing down profit margins.
If confirmed, it would mark Kim’s first overseas trip since coming to power in 2011 and signal an intriguing twist in a fast-developing diplomatic exercise that has opened the door to separate summits between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the United States in the next few months.
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Monday, March 26, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR - The controversial Anti-Fake News Bill 2018, which was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today, proposed among others that an offender be fined up to RM500,000 with an additional RM3,000 every day if the offence is continued.
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
The new search for the missing plane began on Jan 22, after Malaysia agreed to pay the US-based Ocean Infinity up to US$70 million, but only if it found the aircraft within 90 days. However, it was reported earlier this month that the deadline ends in mid-June, as the days needed for refuelling were not to be factored in.
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Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) while saying this in statement here, also said that without Sabah and Sarawak, Najib would be the Opposition Chief instead of being the PM today.
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"Based on the leaks of the news of the embargoed Election Commission report to Parliament, only the review for Malaya states was contained in the report to Parliament. The Sabah review has been left out," he added.
"In fact, the Prime Minister has a constitutional duty to, as soon as possible, lay before Parliament the report of the Election Commission on the review of the Sabah electoral boundaries and the increase of 13 state seats in time for the coming elections.
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Friday, March 23, 2018
The escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington sent shivers through financial markets as investors foresaw dire consequences for the global economy if trade barriers start going up.
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The Immigration Department director-general said they received a court order to blacklist Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali.
“Based on our records, she is still in the country,” he said.
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