Opposition’s manifesto will up fiscal deficit to 11.5 per cent, says Ahmad Husni

Posted on : 30-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 30, 2013

PUTRAJAYA: The Opposition’s manifesto, if implemented, will lead to the government’s fiscal deficit to swell to 11.5 per cent within a year, thus burdening the government with heavy debts.

The present government has envisaged to maintain the fiscal deficit level at four per cent this year.

Sabah immigration director heads ESSCOM

Posted on : 29-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 29, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah Immigration Director Datuk Mohammad Mentek has been appointed director of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) effective April 1.

The appointment was announced today by Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa.

Batu Sapi residents get 20 megawatts power boost

Posted on : 28-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

28th March, 2013

SANDAKAN: Residents in Batu Sapi here will enjoy better power supply with the addition of a gas turbine generator that has a capacity of 20 megawatts.

The generator was launched by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) with the co-operation of Simebest Corporation.

Kota Kinabalu property prices up and now match KL’s

Posted on : 27-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 27, 2013
PETALING JAYA: Property prices in Kota Kinabalu (KK) have now matched those in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

According to HwangDBS Vickers Research, there is strength seen in KK with new condo launches hitting RM600-RM900 per sq ft and some breaching the RM1,000 per sq ft mark.

PM announces setting up of Eastern Sabah Safety Zone

Posted on : 26-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 26, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday announced the establishment of the Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (Esszone) covering 10 districts to provide the legal basis for the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) effective yesterday.

Lahad Datu: PM announces formation of Eastern Sabah Safety Zone

Posted on : 25-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 25, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: The Eastern Sabah Safety Zone (ESSZONE) to prevent incursions and ensure the security of the state comes into effect Monday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who announced the setting up of the zone, said it would cover the eastern districts Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna and Tawau.

Don’t waste time on Anwar, says Daim

Posted on : 25-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

25 March 2013

THIS is final part of the interview with former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin, who helped the Malaysian economy survive the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

SME sector expected to grow over 6% this year

Posted on : 22-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

22nd March, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: SME Corp Malaysia expects the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector to grow above six per cent this year driven by the good domestic demand.

Its chief executive officer, Datuk Hafsah Hashim, said the sector has always been consistent in terms of growth and often outpaced the nation’s.

MILF refutes Nur Misuari’s claim over Sabah

Posted on : 21-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 21, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vehemently belied claims by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) one-time leader, Nur Misuari that the Government of Malaysia had used the MILF to strengthen its claim on Sabah and is responsible for promoting disunity amongst Moros.

GTP, ETP: The country’s most daring experiments – Najib

Posted on : 21-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

21st March, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: The planning and implementation of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) are the government’s most daring experiments in applying the principles of transparency and accountability to the people, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Positive outlook for Malaysian economy

Posted on : 21-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 21, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy is expected to grow steadily at 5% to 6% in 2013, thanks to strong domestic demand, robust private investment and a better global outlook.

Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz expects growth to be sustained on the back of higher domestic demand and an improvement on the exports front as the global economy recovers.

Transformation plan helped Sabah: CM

Posted on : 21-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 21, 2013

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman believes the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government’s track record and achievements shown in the National Transformation Programme annual report will spur higher commitment to ensure an enhanced development momentum.

PM: 30 minutes free internet service for the poor

Posted on : 20-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

20th March, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday announced free Internet service for the first 30 minutes for poor people in the urban and rural areas.

Najib: Govt has met most goals

Posted on : 20-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

20 March 2013

2012 REPORT CARD: Nation on track to become a high-income nation earlier than 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said last night  the government has met the majority of its  goals under the National Transformation Programme, and is  on track to meet its goal of becoming a high-income nation earlier than 2020.

Government’s transformation policies have greatly benefited Malaysians

Posted on : 20-03-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

March 20, 2013
PETALING JAYA: The people have benefited greatly from the Government’s national transformation policy which has seen family income grow from RM4,025 in 2009 to RM5,000 a month in four years, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.