Malaysia to work with Philippines on kidnapping incident off Sabah waters9 December 2016 @ 9:43 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia will cooperate and draft out the next course of action with the Philippines to identify the kidnap victim, who went missing last night after a kidnap-for-ransom gang from the southern Philippines, stormed the waters of Lahad Datu and Semporna.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said on his blog that he has received a report on the shooting and kidnapping incidents in Lahad Datu and Semporna.
He also lauded the security forces for their swift action in taking down the criminals last night.
Flurry of resignations hit Sabah PKR, DAP2 October 2016 @ 5:03 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PKR chairman Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin today announced his decision to step down from his post and quit the party.
The 61-year-old state assembly Opposition chief, who has helmed Sabah PKR since September 2013, made the announcement in front of about 500 supporters at Yaho Hotel, Sembulan here.
Lajim plans to set up a new multiracial state-based party. He said a registration application has been made to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) on September 19.
Nurture students' passions, fulfil their potentials, Mahdzir tell teachers16 May 2016 @ 10:16 AM
KOTA KINABALU: Teachers have been reminded to be aware of their students' passions and help them choose the right stream to develop their full potential.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said this is to ensure that equal opportunity is given to every student, where the 'one size fits all' concept is no longer seen as appropriate.
Najib arrives in Sabah to launch Sabah Pan-Borneo Highway project24 April 2016 @ 11:15 AM
PAPAR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived at Kampung Andus here today to launch the RM12.86 billion Sabah Pan Borneo Highway project.
Also present was his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan who is also Infrastructure Development Minister, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili. among other dignitaries.
Threat to Sabah security no longer contained to its east coast5 March 2016 @ 12:17 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi security threats to Sabah, previously contained to the state's east coast, have now spread to its west.
"We had previously focused on east coast of Sabah but now security is tightened as the challenges has spread to the west coast," said Zahid, who is also Home Minister.
He said intelligence reports had also indicated that a "sultanate" has placed its 'pahlawan' (warlords) in each of Sabah's state constituencies.
Sabah earthquake’s repair costs estimated over RM100mil6 July 2015 @ 3:33 PM
RANAU: Repair costs for the earthquake and its aftermath damages involving all structures affected was estimated at over RM100 million, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
"This include repair costs for five critical buildings at Ranau - the district mosque, SMK Ranau, Sekolah Agama Mohamad Ali, the district hospital and the district police station - at RM55 million.
"Some 61 buildings as well as several road links, slopes and bridges have been affected by the disaster.
Najib inspects damage caused by Sabah quake9 June 2015 @ 12:44 PM
RANAU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived at the district police station here at 11.50am to start his visit to earthquake-stricken areas at the district.
Najib, earlier arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport around 10.50am and took a helicopter ride to Ranau.
He was accompanied by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan and State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
Najib announces new projects for Labuan28 February 2015 @ 2:55 PM
LABUAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today several additional projects for Labuan.
These projects are the establishment of a mini-Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) and providing RM1.5 million to build escalators at Labuan Central Market and RM20 million to upgrade the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) fish landing complex here.
Woman injured in elephant attack20 February 2015 @ 5:29 PM
KOTA KINABALU: A woman was injured after she was attacked by an elephant near her home in Telupid.
Justina Ompang, 57, was walking to work with her husband Khunyan Basimah, 40, when the elephant charged at them at Kampung Gambaron yesterday at 6.20am.
Khunyan however shouted frantically and his desperate act helped saved Justina as the elephant fled into the nearby forest.
Justina was sent to Telupid hospital and discharged the same day. She sustained bruises on her upper torso.
Expand Rukun Tetangga towards economic-related activities: DPM24 January 2015 @ 12:55 PM
KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hopes that the Rukun Tetangga (neighbourhood watch) programmes can be expanded towards economic-related activities in future to diversify its functions.
Speaking at the Anugerah Perdana Rukun Tetangga (RT) programme here, he said such activities could develop small entrepreneurs while providing quality workforce for the society.
"Such activities could help generate the locals income and at the same time strengthen the RT's roles in today's world," he added.