MATRADE and POIC launch Malaysia Exporters of Biomass & Related Services Directory

Posted on : 29-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

29th May, 2013

KOTA KINABALU: Technology providers for the biomass processing industry? What is lignocellulosic biomass? Biochar?

The answers to these questions may be found in a directory launched last week by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd.

‘Gerakan should go back to its basics’

Posted on : 26-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

26 May 2013

SIGNS ARE THERE: Former Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon tells Tan Choe Choe that he agrees the way forward for Barisan Nasional post-GE13 is for the coalition to merge into one big multiethnic party — and that the signs that it is ready to do so are there

Give Najib opportunity to build better Malaysia – Lee

Posted on : 25-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 25, 2013

KOTA KINABALU: 1 Malaysia Foundation trustee Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye yesterday called on all Malaysians to continue fostering inter-racial harmony, integration and unity which are vital ingredients for the success of our multi-racial nation.

Gerakan suggests BN component parties merge to become one

Posted on : 23-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 23, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: All Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should merge to become only one party in order to win back the people’s support and avoid racial problems, said Gerakan acting president Datuk Chang Ko Youn.

Exemption cannot be just GST – Raymond

Posted on : 22-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 22, 2013
KOTA KINABALU: Exempting any tax regime must take into consideration the overall tax structure that the whole nation runs on to avoid imbalance in the taxation scheme, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.

Exciting first State Assembly sitting expected June 17

Posted on : 22-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 22, 2013
KOTA KINABALU: The first sitting of the State Legislative Assembly next month after the 13th general election is likely to see Bills being tabled coming under closer scrutiny with longer and more intense debates over its passage. This is the expectation now with the increased number of opposition members in the 60-member Assembly.

‘ Accept reality, Anwar’

Posted on : 21-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

21 May 2013
CONCEDE DEFEAT: Former Indonesian leader and long-time friend says Anwar should honour commitment to accept election result

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla has told Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to concede the fact that he had lost in the 13th General election and “move on” for the sake of malaysia’s political and economic stability.

Ministry sets 6% growth target for its agencies

Posted on : 19-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 19, 2013

KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, who was reappointed as Industrial Development Minister, has urged all agencies under the ministry to push for a healthy growth.

Gerakan will bounce back in next GE – Raymond

Posted on : 19-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 19, 2013

KOTA KINABALU: There is no end of Gerakan as the new blood in the party is in the process of growing to make a comeback in the next General Election.

Its vice-president Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah said if the party put up its resources together, it could build a stronger team in the years to come.

Enough Chinese ministers – Raymond

Posted on : 19-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 19, 2013

KOTA KINABALU: The roles of the two Chinese state ministers in Sabah are more than enough to handle matters affecting the Chinese community, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.

Petronas Gas allocates 5-year capex of RM8.1 bln

Posted on : 17-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

17th May, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Gas Bhd has committed to allocating a capital expenditure (capex) of RM8.1 billion for the next five years, mainly to fund its regasification terminals in Lahad Datu and Pengerang.

Malaysia’s GDP expanded only 4.1 per cent in Q1

Posted on : 16-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

16th May, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 4.1 per cent in the first quarter 2013, amid the weaker external environment.

This is in contrast to the 5.1 per cent in the same quarter 2012 and 6.5 per cent in the fourth quarter.

Najib receives surprise call from Obama

Posted on : 15-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 15, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: United States President Barack Obama yesterday telephoned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to congratulate the prime minister on his success in getting the mandate from the people at the 13th General Election (GE13) to continue leading Malaysia.

Malaysia’s new Cabinet

Posted on : 15-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 15, 2013

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled a cabinet to drive through his ambitious economic and political transformation agenda on Wednesday.

He said the cabinet included a mix of technocrats and civil society representatives, who bring valuable experience from outside government, as well as experienced ministers and younger faces.

Najib expected to form ‘transformation’ Cabinet to meet people’s aspirations

Posted on : 14-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News

May 14, 2013

Kuala Lumpur: After fielding a ‘transformation’ team in the 13th general election (GE13), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to form a ‘transformation’ Cabinet.