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MMEA to Musa Aman’s rescue

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Three new high-powered Italian helicopters to check illegal immigration

By Taib Osman in Kota Kinabalu

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is to have three high-powered Italian AW319 helicopters to improve sea patrols in Sabah and Labuan to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants from the Southern Philippines and Indonesian islands, according to First Admiral Mohd Taha Ibrahim.

Taha, who is the Enforcement Chief for Sabah and Labuan, said the helicopters would be based in Kota Kinabalu. They are expected to arrive in Subang in October for testing before they are sent here for the MMEA operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

STPM results out on February 25

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52,348 candidates sat for the examination last year

By our correspondent in Kuala Lumpur

The results of last year’s  Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) will be announced on February 25 by the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC), the Council said in a statement today.

It said that 52,348 candidates sat for the examination. They comprised 47,260 or 90.28 per cent government school candidates, 1,747 (3.34 per cent) private school candidates and 3,241 (6.38 per cent) private candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Education, STPM

Kalakau Untol defects to Pakatan Rakyat

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Dusun President quits government posts

By Taib Osman in Kota Kinabalu

President of the United Dusun Association Datuk Kalakau Untol today defected from the Barisan Nasional to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat, saying that he has resigned from his posts in Sabah government agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

Posted in Government, Politics

Najib wants a new Sabah cabinet before end of March

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Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat to become deputy chief minister again and SAPP to rejoin BN

By our correspondent in Kuala Lumpur

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants a new Sabah cabinet headed by Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal that will be able to carry out his plans to transform the Malaysian economy when he unveils the New Economic Model at the end of next month.

Sources told Kinabalu Sabah Times that Najib wants ministers with proven track record and they did not rule out the return of Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat as Deputy Chief Minister. Chong resigned after a bitter quarrel with Musa over the Sipadan barge affair and the Mazu statue controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Government, Politics

What price Chinese culture?

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Shafie’s Semporna Foundation matches Sabah Government’s RM100,000 grant to FCAS in power struggle

By J. J. Ng in Kota Kinabalu

It is open warfare between Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Shafie has upstaged Musa by giving financial support to the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) for promoting Chinese cultural activities. The Semporna Foundation of which he is advisor gave RM100,000 to FCAS on Monday at FCAS’ Chinese New Year Banquet here.

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February 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Musa shamed by Sebangkat island kidnapping

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Anifah says his brother’s safety assurance to tourists is not fool-proof

By Taib Osman in Kota Kinabalu

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is so embarrassed by the kidnapping of two employees of a seaweed farm by gunmen on Pulau Sebangkat  on February 8 that he has nothing to say.

Last month, Musa was angry at the United States’ Warden Notice warning Americans and foreigners to stay away from Semporna and resort islands around it for fear of terrorist and criminal elements out to kidnap or harm them. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Bumiputra businessmen lose out under Musa Aman

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Sabah fails to achieve NEP target

By our Kota Kinabalu reporter

The pressure for Sabah’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman to quit is mounting.

The Daily Express today reported that Sabah bumiputras own less than 25 per cent of companies  in their state while the non-bumiputras own 75 per cent. This is based on figures up to December 2008. The latest figures have not been disclosed yet. But those in the know said they could not be any better under Musa’s poor management. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 13, 2010 at 4:43 am

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