Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Govt values youth in nation building

KUCHING: The government’s firm commitment to continue empowering the youth shows the great value placed upon the youth as national asset in nation building, said Datuk Snowdan Lawan. The Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports said this in support of...

Solar in Malaysia — challenges, and too much of a good thing?

By Sii Radziah Hamzah SOLAR enthusiasts are jumping on the bandwagon to promote the renewable energy (RE) source, harping that it is freely available and more cost-effective. But is this true? And is too much solar a good thing? Let’s explore...

We’ll help ensure stability in Putrajaya

KUCHING: Sarawak will play its part to ensure political stability in the country. The reassurance came from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who said only when there is a stable government would the nation be peaceful. Otherwise, the nation would be affected. "In Sarawak, of course we have our own formula and our own culture. "If Sarawak continues to be stable like this, the Malaysian government would also be stable. That, you can count on me," he told Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a luncheon with Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders at Waterfront Hotel here today (April 2). "If Sarawak becomes kucar kacir (a mess), then the federal government would also be affected. "But so far, the GPS government made up of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), is in the same direction. "When the state is peaceful, we will be able to assist the federal government in terms of administration of the country and the implementation of inclusivity-based policies," he added. Abang Johari pointed out that the prime minister is well aware of the state's development situation, to which he said the man would do his best to ensure that Sarawak would be well developed. "I think he wants to protect what there is in Sarawak. After all, Sarawak is his second home," he said.

Gov’t listens to youth aspirations

KUCHING: The state government is actively listening to the aspirations of the youths in Sarawak, said Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman. “For Sarawak, its Youth and Sports Ministry has conducted various engagements through their road tours. “The minister and assistant Minister...

Govt files appeal against use of word ‘Allah’ ruling

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has filed an appeal against the High Court ruling that Christians nationwide can use the word "Allah" and three other Arabic words in their religious publications for educational purposes. The other three words are Baitullah, Kaabah...

Don’t blame the government

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman supports the RM10,000 compound for violators of the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO). Clarence Ting Ing Horh said he was upset to find many individuals in Sarawak,...

Police, MACC deny being used as political weapons

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has denied allegations that it is being used as a political weapon to conduct investigations with the objective of taking action against opposition political leaders. "I emphasise that PDRM has never been pressured...

Helping the people top priority of civil servants

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today instructed civil servants to accord top priority to efforts to help the people in this difficult period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The prime minister said they should expedite the process of delivering aid to...

Governments are taking the lead in combating virus

KUCHING: A local politician has commended the state government for its efforts in managing the Covid-19 pandemic through the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) youth chief, Datuk Snowdan Lawan said the involvement of governments in...

Govt allocates RM20.7 bln for wage subsidy programme

KUALA LUMPUR: The wage subsidy programme (PSU) announced by the government in 2020 and 2021 amounted to a total of RM20.7 billion. Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the allocation for the wage subsidy programme so...
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Gov’t-PH MOU applicable until 14th Parliament dissolves

KUALA LUMPUR: The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Political Stability and Transformation which was signed by the government and...
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