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Petronas legal challenge over RM1.3bil SST to be heard in Kuching

The High Court in Kuching will hear the legal challenge brought by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to quash the Notices of Assessment issued by Sarawak government to the company to pay over RM1.3 billion in State Sales Tax (SST). This

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Stop lying about Sabah-Sarawak constitutional amendment, KJ tells Liew

PUCHONG: Stop playing cheap politics and lie just to score brownie points for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election, Umno MP Khairy Jamaluddin told Law Minister Liew Vui Keong. In a Facebook post yesterday, Khairy criticised Liew for twisting the facts on

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Liew: Khairy insincere on constitutional amendment for Sabah & S’wak

KUALA LUMPUR: The allegation by Rembau MP, Khairy Jamaluddin that the Opposition did not vote last year on an amendment to the Federal Constitution to make Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in Malaysia, because it was “without substance”, is categorically

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Kuching Customs seizes RM800,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes

KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department here today announced its confiscation of 1.172 million sticks of smuggled cigarettes valued at RM261,560 last Friday. Sarawak Customs director Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha said the raid conducted on a house suspected of

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Sarawak to come out with more effective programme on rabies

KUCHING: Sarawak is formulating programmes to deal with rabies more effectively next year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said once completed, the programmes, formulated based on the state’s experience over the last three years, would

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Sarawak to set up bio-industrial park in Kota Samarahan

KUCHING: Sarawak will set up its first Bio-Industrial Park in the Kota Samarahan division, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said. He said Sarawak hopes to attract more foreign investors by producing commercially viable bio-related products. “I see

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2,500 veterans at 21st Asia Master Athletics Championship

KUCHING: A total of 2,500 athletes, aged 35 and above, from 29 countries are taking part in the 21st Asia Master Athletics Championship (AMAC) 2019 here. Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the athletes are a

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Dr Jamilah: No deaths from H1N1 in Sarawak

KUCHING: The Sarawak Health Department has denied rumours that there were three deaths in the Sarawak General Hospital recently from influenza, H1N1 as claimed in a viral message on the social media. Its director Dr Jamilah Hashim said investigations found that

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Sarawak: To study possibility of producing cooking gas from sago palm waste

MUKAH: The Sarawak government has requested that researchers at Craun Research Sdn Bhd conduct further studies on the possibility ‘rumbia’ (palm which produces sago) biomass could produce cooking gas for the people in the state. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun

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Trans Borneo Expressway project an economic catalyst for Sabah, Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU: The 165-kilometre long Trans Borneo Expressway project linking Sabah and Sarawak to East Kalimantan will spur economic growth in both states. Works Minister Baru Bian said among the key components of the project were the RM600 million package

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