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Undi18 could lead to unpredictable GE15 outcome, says Fadillah

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of Undi18 could lead to an unpredictable outcome in the 15th General Election, says Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

"With an expected increase in youth votes, the outcome of the coming general election is unpredictable," the GPS chief whip said on Tuesday (Sept 21).

He noted, however, that allowing youth to decide through the ballot box would help bridge the gap between politicians and policy makers in a more inclusive manner.

"It is youth empowerment that transcends political lines," he said

He added that Undi18 would also inspire more youth to participate in national development programmes at an earlier stage of their lives.

"GPS has been consistent in its stance to support the amendment to the Federal C

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Covid-19: 20 deaths in Sarawak, seven districts recorded three-digit cases

SIBU: Sarawak recorded 2,707 new Covid-19 cases with 20 deaths on Sunday (Sept 19).

The state disaster management committee in a statement said Sibu had the most number of deaths with four, followed by Serian (three), Lubok Antu, Sri Aman and Miri (two each) while one case was recorded in Kuching, Bau, Selangau, Kanowit, Bintulu, Beluru, and Matu respectively.

The fatalities were patients aged between 52 and 97, comprising 12 men and eight women.

All of them had comorbidities which included high blood pressure, gout, diabetes, kidney and heart failure and stroke.

"Of the 2,707 new cases, 2,700 of them or 99.74 were Category One and Two cases while the remaining seven (0.26%) were Category Three, Four and Five cases," the committee said.

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Ongkili: Any new deal for Sabah, Sarawak must use MA63 as foundational reference point

KOTA KINABALU: Abandoning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to forge a ‘new deal’ with the government is not exactly the right move, says Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic).

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) said that without MA63, there would not be a foundational reference point and basis to discuss issues that could benefit both Sabah and Sarawak.

"We must understand that the MA63 and the Malaysia Act was also tabled in the house of commons - the Parliament, as well as the Sabah and Sarawak state legislative assemblies," he said.

"If we want to establish a new agreement, it needs to be tabled in Parliament and both assemblies for approval," Ongkili explained in response to

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Dine-ins to be allowed in Sarawak’s southern regions next week

KUCHING: Eateries in Sarawak's southern zone will be allowed to resume dine-in operations starting next week subject to certain conditions.

The state disaster management committee said operators, employees and customers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to dine in.

"It is also compulsory for the owners of the premises to ensure good ventilation based on the standards set by the committee," it said in a statement on Friday (Sept 17).

The committee also said operating hours in the southern zone would be extended by two hours from 5am to 10pm.

Individuals and groups were still not allowed to be out in public places after midnight without a reasonable excuse.

These decisions come into effect on Sept 20.

The south

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RM9bil for Sabah and Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU: To commemorate the 58th Malaysia Day, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has pledged to allocate more than RM9bil for Sabah and Sarawak as he affirms his government’s commitment to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

In his first official visit to the state as Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri said RM4.66bil will be set aside for Sabah and RM4.47bil for Sarawak.

“It is being channelled under the 12th Malaysia Plan’s (12MP) Rolling Plan 1 for the 2021 development allocation, which will be presented to Parliament on Sept 27.

“This development allocation is one of the highest among the states, a testament to the government’s commitment towards improving the economic growth and prosperity of the people of Sabah and Sarawak.


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PM says MA63 issues will be resolved, announces over RM9bil allocation for Sabah and Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU: The Federal Government is committed to resolving issues with Sabah and Sarawak under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“The government gives the assurance that it will resolve issues that needs to be settled through negotiations,” he said in his speech to mark the 58th Malaysia Day national celebrations here.

He said the issues affecting both Sabah and Sarawak will be resolved through negotiations under the Special Council on MA63 that is chaired by him, and involves the Chief Ministers of Sabah and Sarawak together with eight federal ministers.

He said resolving the issues of equal partnership raised by Sabah and Sarawak was an important factor in achieving the goals of the Malaysian Famil

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Mobile entrepreneurship programme to offer various services

Monday, 28 November 2016 KUCHING: The Rural and Regional Development Ministry is looking to set up a 1Call Centre to enhance service delivery of its fast growing mobilepreneurs programme nationwide. According to the Rural and Regional Development deputy minister, Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, the government is still looking at the implementation …

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Focus on SMEs to global markets to propel state’s economy

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 KUCHING: Stimulating growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global market through increased productivity remains a key focus to propel the state’s economy. According to Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Minister, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, SMEs are encouraged to enhance …

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