It was a coincidence. On the same day that I mentioned Abdul Taib Mahmud in an article on the Sandakan by-election, Malaysiakini ran a story quoting the Sarawak governor?s press secretary, Jameson Ahip Nawie, as reminding the public that the MACC has absolved Taib of any wrongdoing.Continue reading →
Records show that RM130 million has been raised by the controversial company Radiant Lagoon, which was secretly granted 4,500 hectares of forest land in 2008.
The combined US dollar and ringgit loans were registered last December, not long after the transfer of its shares from Governor Taib Mahmud of Sarawak?s son to new owners linked to the massive Double Dynasty logging and plantation business.Continue reading →
KUCHING: Separated from major routes by land and sea, Sarawak has always been rather left out in terms of foreign investment and trade.
However, as shown time and time again in world history, open trade policies and initiatives are essential in building up strong economies in a region.
For Sarawak, our main exports have always been bolstered by timber, palm oil, and oil and gas industries.
These industries have been the backbone of our state since the olden days.Today, these commodities are hampered by their sustainability issues in the longer-term and negative perceptions in the global market.Continue reading →
Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud today urged Sarawakians to support the state government?s efforts to reclaim their rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
He said he believed that a delegation led by Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg will continue to take the interests and the development of the state into account in the negotiation to reclaim the rights from Putrajaya.Continue reading →
KUALA LUMPUR: It has been a whirlwind journey for the Pakatan Harapan government in administering Malaysia since its historic victory in the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, 2018, when the coalition secured 113 out of 222 parliamentary seats.
Almost a year after the historic victory, the PH government led by veteran politician Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has managed to execute many of their election promises smoothly amid pressures from various ends.Continue reading →
No sooner had the first constitutional amendment bill presented by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government failed to secure the requisite two-thirds parliamentary majority last week, the recriminations and blame game started in earnest in Sarawak.
It was an initiative to restore the constitutional text to its earlier, pre-1976, form that was primarily instigated in Sarawak and Sabah ? to put back the two Borneo states in a category all their own and separate from all the other states in the peninsula.Continue reading →
KUCHING: Malaysians want a proper explanation as to why many students who achieved good results and have applied for a place in matriculation did not get it.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said he had relayed the complaints to the Ministry of Education, and its Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching is meeting with the matriculation board to go through the whole process and to better understand the issue.Continue reading →
PETALING JAYA: Sarawak oil and gas players are set to benefit as the state transitions into the new administration of its oil resources under Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), with plans to increase local participation in the industry.
UOB Kay Hian Research singled out Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd as among the major beneficiaries, aside from other Sarawak-listed companies like Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd, Petra Energy Bhd, KKB Engineering Bhd??(via OceanMight) and Brooke Dockyard.Continue reading →
KUCHING: A Sarawak minister said future dealings with the Pakatan Harapan government will ?likely be difficult? due to its ?continuous U-turns? on promises made.
State Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Michael Manyin said this followed Putrajaya?s decision to turn down the Sarawak government?s offer of a RM1 billion loan to repair dilapidated schools in the state.Continue reading →