Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Government committed to fighting corruption

KUCHING: The federal government is committed to combatting corruption in government and private organisations. Federal Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said this was among the pledges aside from its transformation...

Putrajaya committed to developing Sarawak economy

KUCHING: The federal government is committed to negotiating with the state government on matters related to Sarawak’s development of the economic sector. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said this was on top of the...

Study conducted on state’s border road network

KUCHING: A proposal to build a road network along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border is being studied by the federal government. Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said his ministry is doing this following the impending relocation of Indonesia’s capital to...

Swift action needed to address internet woes

KUCHING: The federal government is urged to take swift action in addressing the poor internet access in Sarawak’s rural areas. Igan MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawi stressed that rural students are at a disadvantage due to poor internet coverage in their...

Fed govt should not appeal court’s decision

Malaysian citizenship KUCHING: The federal government should not appeal the recent High Court’s ruling that children born abroad be accorded automatic citizenship regardless of if the Malaysian parent is the father or mother. The Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family...

Appeal will prolong sufferings of those affected

Malaysian citizenship   KUCHING: The federal government’s decision to appeal the High Court’s ruling on citizenship rights to children born abroad regardless whether the Malaysian parent is the father or mother will only prolong the suffering of those affected. Sarawak United...

Federal government will not lose anything by returning state rights

KUCHING: The Federal government will not lose anything by giving back what is due to Sarawak and Sabah as agreed upon when they formed Malaysia, said political analyst Datuk Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman. Instead, it will make Sabah and Sarawak...

There’s still hope for inclusive Malaysian politics

BY PETRONELLA FELIX KUCHING: The recent bipartisan memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the federal government and Pakatan Harapan (PH) on Sept 13 is very much needed by the country at the moment, said Dr Arnold Puyok, an academician with...

Better late than never

BY PETRONELLA FELIX KUCHING: All parties should give the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) on political stability and transformation signed by the federal government and Pakatan Harapan (PH) a chance to be implemented and concretised, said Professor Dr Neilson Ilan...

Deal between govt and opposition for good of nation

KUCHING: The recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) for political transformation and stability between the federal government and Pakatan Harapan (PH) does not mean that either side had mengaku kalah (admit defeat). Federal Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and...
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Convincing voters to vote

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