Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Federal Constitution

Pursue return of state autonomy

KUCHING: Sarawak must pursue a return of its autonomy in education, health and tourism in order to plan the development and expansion of these sectors. Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting said these are in addition to...

Join in the fight, Sabah told

KUCHING: The Sabah government was told to pursue one-third representation of Sabah and Sarawak MPs in Parliament. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said Sabah should stop riding on Sarawak’s coat tails and work with Sarawak in...

Due recognition given to state rights

KUCHING: The ongoing negotiations between Sarawak, Putrajaya and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) are conducted with due recognition to the rights of the state under the Federal Constitution. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan stressed that the negotiations...

Weighing in on removal of Speaker

Senator: Federal Constitution allows removal KUCHING: Any move by Parliament to remove the Speaker is provided for in the Federal Constitutional within its legal framework, said Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew. Lau, who is a lawyer by training, said the Federal...

Re-visit Article 153, says lawyer

KUCHING: The federal government has been told to revisit Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president and practising lawyer Voon Lee Shan said the Article which safeguards the position of the Malays, natives and other communities...

Let’s wait for CM, says Uggah

KUCHING: Will Sarawak implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO) announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today? Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said he would have to discuss with Chief Minister Datuk...

Effective native courts

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organised robbery.– St. Augustine, early Christian theologian BY NAVIN-CHANDRA NAIDU Sarawak’s existing native court system has the potential to blaze new trails when it is regulated, controlled, ruled and led by established...

Release of fund is constitutional

KUCHING: Should Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin have sought parliamentary approval first for his massive RM250 billion economic rescue package before announcing it last Friday? “Not necessary under present circumstances where there is a nationwide movement control order (MCO) in place to curb...

No reshuffle in PDRM

PORT KLANG: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will not undergo any major revamp following the change of Federal Government, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. This, he said, was because PDRM was an agency established to protect the country, not to serve any political...

Federal Constitution allows Sarawak to impose SST

BY Navin C Naidu KUCHING: While Monday’s main arguments and submissions centered upon Petronas questioning Sarawak’s power and right to impose the State Sales Tax (SST), State Legal Counsel Datuk Seri JC Fong yesterday told the High Court that the power to tax...
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