Sunday, December 17, 2017
The standoff over Catalan independence from Spain has split not only the region and country, but Europe as a whole.
The issue raises big questions: When is it appropriate for a region of a larger geopolitical entity to secede? And what criteria should be used to decide the legitimacy of a secession bid?
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the man known as Abu Paliyak or Kamaner Paliyak @ Yusof was killed in a shootout with security forces in waters off Pulau Kantong Kalungan near Lahad Datu at about 3am on Monday.
He said Abu Paliyak was involved in a number of sea robberies and kidnappings in waters off Kunak and Lahad Datu since 2014.
Posted by wikisabah at 11:31:00 PM
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee said they would make adjustments if the additional 13 new state constituencies proposed by the Election Commission took effect in the 14th general election.
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In a 528-page report tabled in Parliament on Thursday, the RCI said it also believes that the prime minister at the time had given the green light for the finance minister’s misleading statements.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:14:00 PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Clause 4(3) of the 1997 enactment stated that ‘no declaration (of cultural heritage or conservation area) shall be revoked or amended without the prior approval of the Sabah Legislative Assembly given by way of a resolution.’
In other words, Yong said it is only after a resolution of the assembly had been obtained that the Sabah Heritage Council and minister may present the proposed revocation of the heritage site to the Head of State (TYT) for consent.
“The idea of having to get a resolution of the legislative assembly beforehand is to ensure a strong deterrent against abuses by the government. This is because the process of obtaining a resolution of the assembly will necessarily bring the proposed degazetting of the heritage conservation area into the public arena. This will force the ministers and officials to explain and defend their decision (to revoke a heritage area) to the public. It is to be expected that media and environmental groups will come to know about the proposed revocation of a heritage site and make their views known. Public opinion or outrage will act as a deterrent against abuses by the government.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:11:00 PM
“I beg to differ with what Pandikar Amin has said on the Malaysia Agreement.
“You cannot just describe that the Agreement is not important because it is a very important document where the territorial rights of Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia is the basis of the Malaysia Agreement,” he told reporters when met after officiating the 20th Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS) and International College of Advanced Technology (i-CATS) Sarawak at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:08:00 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the woman was wife of one of three suspects arrested earlier in a prostitution syndicate sting, adding that his men found RM1.1 million in cash stashed in several boxes all over the apartment where she was arrested.
“After further investigation from the current suspects, we went to her house to arrest her.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:58:00 PM
Sunday, November 26, 2017
This is why the 63-year-old believes he has a special advantage in his chosen profession of helping borrowers with loan-shark woes.
After all, he used to be a loan shark and was one of the leaders of a secret society.
"I was a former loan shark, so I know their scare tactics and I'm not afraid of them (or it they) use them back on them," he told The Straits Times. "If they shout at me, I will shout back. I also tell those under my care not to be scared."
Posted by wikisabah at 7:17:00 PM
Sinar Harian reported that one of the women, 59-year-old Zaidah Dollah confirmed that one of the men who appeared in the video clip the same man that hypnotised her in June 2015.
"I still remember the face and the shape of the body of the man donning the songkok in this video. But the other man is not the same man that had hypnotised me back in 2015," said Zaidah, who added that she was shown the video by her child.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:10:00 PM
Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong said the party had chosen its Keningau division chief, Peter Saili, to be its candidate there in the 14th general election.
Jeffrey reacted to the announcement by questioning DAP’s motive in targeting the seat instead of one held by BN.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:06:00 PM
Saturday, November 25, 2017
A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Sufis roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on those gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.
Posted by wikisabah at 1:59:00 PM
In an operation codenamed “Ops Gegar”, the trio, aged between 30 and 50 years old, were detained for suspected involvement in the syndicate at a hotel.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said one of men was a Filipino and the others were locals.
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Friday, November 24, 2017
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The recovery was made by a team in a swoop dubbed Ops Gegar here in the early hours today.
A total of 21 people were held in the operation from about 1am. Of the total 19 were foreign women.
The operation saw the raiding party checking a fitness centre at a hotel here and was later led to an apartment unit in the vicinity.
Posted by wikisabah at 9:04:00 PM
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Mah told the Suhakam public inquiry today that the apparent lack of subsequent action on the discovery was a question mark that continued to linger over the pastor’s disappearance.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:32:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017
In an interview with Reuters, Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, brushed off the new sanctions which the Trump administration has said it is preparing, as well as the possibility of North Korea being added to a US list of states sponsoring terrorism.
Posted by wikisabah at 10:49:00 AM
Thursday, November 16, 2017
For the past 4 years, despite being reminded time and again, CM Musa cum Finance Minister and his Cabinet Ministers have contravened the express provisions of the Federal Constitution in failing to provide for the 40% entitlement.
Posted by wikisabah at 9:00:00 PM
KOTA KINABALU - “While the Sarawak Legislative Assembly has tabled and passed unanimously in 2015, the Motion to empower the Sarawak Government to seek the restoration of their Rights in Malaysia, Sabahans have been anxiously waiting for their Sabah lawmakers to adopt a similar resolution,” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, Bingkor Assemblyman and President of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku, in a statement released today.
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“They would not understand the essence of Christianity, so why should they want to write the Bible for us?” he told reporters here when responding to a recent argument in court by Mais lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla that DBP can produce the official Malay translation of the Christian holy book for Malaysian consumption.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:42:00 PM
Assistant Superintendent Supari Mohammad who was testifying for the fourth day at a public inquiry into the disappearances of four social activists, reportedly said: “It is more towards extremist activities”.
He was responding to a question from the inquiry panel chaired by Datuk Mah Weng Kwai from the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) about the three police hypotheses for Koh’s disappearance: personal issues, extremist links or kidnap-for-ransom, theSun Daily reported on its website.
Posted by wikisabah at 5:38:00 PM
The challenge by Pandikar to the opposition is nothing more than a typical Malay/Umno-like race and religion diversion to avoid facing the real issue. Perhaps, his years of indoctrination in Umno and Malaya has honed his politics to mere and hollow race and religion politics and trying to incite division in harmonious Sabah and peace-loving Sabahans.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:55:00 AM
Each victim is believed to have paid between RM180,000 and RM280,000 to get honorific titles such as "Datuk Sri" and "Datuk".
Prior to that, they also reportedly had to pay between RM20,000 and RM30,000 as membership fees to join a state honorific awards "club".
Posted by wikisabah at 12:50:00 AM
Monday, November 13, 2017
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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the ministry was disappointed with Zamihan for uttering words that challenged religion and the royal institution time and time again.
He said that after expressing views that hurt various parties, Zamihan had taken things further by criticising Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a new viral video clip.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:35:00 PM
KOTA KINABALU - The mysterious appearance of a seemingly bottomless hole measuring one foot in diameter on a village road near Kudat on Friday morning has left folks in the area astounded and wondering if it was brought about by paranormal elements.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:08:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
It said in a statement on Tuesday that a syndicate was using the name of its CEO, board members and the official logos of the IRB and banks to convince people that they have overpaid taxes and that the IRB requires their bank account details to facilitate the refund.
"Please note that the IRB has never sent emails requesting taxpayers to reveal their bank account number," it said.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:31:00 PM
Armed forces spokesman Major-General Restituto Padilla in a message to the media yesterday, said that the military “strongly believes” Baco died during efforts to retake Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute militant group.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:09:00 PM
Monday, November 6, 2017
Warisan vice-president Junz Wong told FMT the questioning had finished early afternoon and Shafie would probably fly to Kuala Lumpur later today to attend the Dewan Rakyat session.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:25:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Party supremo Yong Teck Lee said it was unlikely for Putrajaya to willingly return Labuan to Sabah.
However, he pointed out that it would be better to hand back Labuan because it would go a long way to healing the wounds caused by the cession of the island in 1984.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:00:00 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017
|Supari (R) showing Mah (L) the exact spot where |
Koh’s car was stopped by three SUVs
The decision was made by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's (Suhakam) commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, who chaired the inquiry, after the IO ASP Supari Mohammad refused to provide his sketch plan of the kidnapping scene during the inquiry's proceeding earlier this morning.
Posted by wikisabah at 8:02:00 PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) claims it arrested the Warisan president to question him as it investigates the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for mainly rural projects in Sabah. It said the misappropriation occurred between 2009 and 2015, when Shafie was rural and regional development minister.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:51:00 PM
However, its president, Brenndon Keith Soh, said any attempt to get Labuan back would involve an amendment to the Federal Constitution under Article 159.
“This means a two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the house supporting the amendment,” he told FMT.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:36:00 PM
Accompanied by a bodyguard, Naik was making a rare public appearance at the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, where the prime minister and his cabinet members often worship.
Posted by wikisabah at 12:32:00 PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Li is the producer of the movie. None of the actors are paid for their roles in the movie, Alibaba said in a Friday blog post.
The 53-year-old Ma said he will make his movie debut as a Tai Chi master. The film will also appear on China's Youku online video platform.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:56:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The former Inspector-General of Police was agreeing to points raised on Monday (Oct 30) by lawyer Gurdial Singh who is representing Koh's family at a public inquiry by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) into the disappearance of the pastor and three other people in separate incidents.
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Dr. Jeffrey said that “at least Harris is honest enough to admit and express his regret in ceding Labuan and acknowledge of being misled by the Federal government. There is no doubt that it was a mistake to his past action, as proven by events and the failure of the Federal government to properly develop Labuan as agreed.”
Posted by wikisabah at 9:10:00 AM
Thursday, October 26, 2017
“Our goals are the same, to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government. So why not let Sabah mind our own business?
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Its president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said the Federal government cannot excuse themselves of this responsibility and say these cannot be paid due to the country’s current financial situation.
Posted by wikisabah at 6:07:00 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017
It was reported that Shafie is flying to Kota Kinabalu today in response to the MACC’s request. He is expected to give his statement today or tomorrow.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:57:00 PM
Roeshan Celestine Gomes, 25, said he first saw three black big cars surrounding a silver car in SS4 Petaling Jaya that day. Several men who were in the cars wore masks and were covered from head to toe.
Gomes said he then saw a struggle between one of the men and the driver of the silver car, adding that the windscreen of the silver car was smashed.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:36:00 PM
Sporadic fighting continued even after President Rodrigo Duterte visited the battle-scarred Islamic city on Tuesday and announced its liberation, sparking hopes that hundreds of thousands of residents could finally return home after being displaced for nearly five months by a bloody siege.
Parts of the city are in ruins. Associated Press journalists who inspected the destruction of the city from Lake Marawi on the waterfront Thursday saw the skeletons of buildings with their walls charred and blasted out. The dome of a mosque bore a hole and a bullet-pocked minaret rose above the area.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:33:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017
What was more disturbing was that he was employed by Jakim, the controversial department under the Prime Minister’s Department with a yearly budget of RM1 billion. There are not much details about how this RM1 billion is spent annually.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:45:00 PM
The Deputy Health Minister advised students against playing the game as it could be fatal.
"Never, never press the chest, even if the friend wants to have fun. When the chest is pressed, a person is unable to breathe as oxygen is cut off.
Posted by wikisabah at 2:17:00 PM
Monday, October 9, 2017
“Azis came to the MACC’s office at 10.30pm Sunday to give his details.
“He was given the notice to come again at 10.30am tomorrow,” Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking told FMT.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:14:00 PM
"Datuk Seri Shafie, who was a senior federal leader, should know better. Now that Shafie has joined the struggle for Sabah rights, he should expect that more challenges will be thrown his way, like what SAPP has been facing for the last ten years.
Posted by wikisabah at 4:06:00 PM
KOTA KINABALU - Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah president Lajim Ukin says the people deserve to know what actually happened to the billions allocated for projects in Sabah under former federal, rural and regional development minister Shafie Apdal.
Posted by wikisabah at 3:48:00 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Malaya parties' ignorance of issues facing Sabah and Sarawak will cost them the next polls, says economist
“The opposition is likely going to lose, not because it is weak but because the opposition in the peninsula does not want to unite with the opposition in Sabah and Sarawak,” Jomo said at the launch of a book on Malaysian history by veteran politician Syed Husin Ali today.
Posted by wikisabah at 7:26:00 PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Col. Romeo Brawner, deputy commander of Joint Task Group Ranao, said this in a press briefing Saturday morning, citing information from 17 hostages rescued from the Islamic State-linked Maute group earlier this week.
"There are estimated to be between 40 to 60 hostages. The Maute is [estimated to number around] 38 to 48. Ito po ang revelation sa atin ng mga hostages natin (This is what the hostages revealed)," said Brawner.
The military had earlier estimated that 20 hostages remain in the hands of terrorists.
"We believe we were not able to see everybody. Marami pa ring nakatago sa mga basement (There were many others hiding in basements)," he said.
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