Category Archives: Sarawak

5 facts you didn’t know about the Malaysia Agreement

   Shortly after the Federal Government’s announcement of tourism tax that’s slated to take effect in July, the Sarawak state government made a surprise move by withdrawing its state representative from the Malaysian Tourism Board with immediate effect. This move … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Sabah, Sarawak

DAP’s Dr Ting disqualified as Pujut rep

KUCHING: The Sarawak Legislative Assembly has disqualified DAP’s Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon (pix) from being a member as he had previously acquired Australian citizenship. A motion by International Trade and E-Commerce Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh to … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Sarawak

Sarawak BN objections may doom Act 355

 By Terence Netto COMMENT Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could not have reckoned with the objections of BN component parties in Sabah and Sarawak to Act 355 when he announced last November that Umno would “take over” PAS president Hadi … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament, Religion, Sarawak

Kit Siang on Hadi’s bill: Are Sarawak leaders anti-Islam too?

KUALA LUMPUR: If those who reject PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s bill to amend the Shariah Act are anti-Islam, then are Sarawak Muslim leaders also against the religion? This was the question posed by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, who … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, PAS, Religion, Sarawak

MACC detains 10 in Sarawak immigration crackdown

The suspects, aged between 33 and 53, are believed to have received between RM200 and RM5,000 each to turn a blind eye to the presence of the illegal immigrants. PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained 10 Immigration … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Sarawak

By-election brings RM1.5 billion windfall to Tanjong Datu

Patrick (centre) speaks at the press conference. KUCHING: The people of Tanjong Datu are enjoying a windfall of up to RM1.5 billion in development projects, which are election campaign promises made by the federal and state governments. Making the claim … Continue reading

Posted in Sarawak

Masing: BN will crack if Umno tables Act 355 amendment

  KUCHING: The insistence of Umno to table PAS initiated amendment to Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in Parliament could cause cracks in the BN coalition, warned PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing. He said … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Sarawak