Sarawak a preferred investment destination

KUCHING: Sarawak remains a preferred investment destination, ranking among the top three states in Malaysia in the last six years, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

He said Sarawak recorded RM8.6bil worth of investments in the manufacturing sector last year, the third highest after Johor (RM30.5bil) and Selangor (RM18.9bil).

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Moody?s ratings not necessarily accurate ? PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by Moody?s Investors Service to downgrade Petroliam Nasional Bhd?s (Petronas) domestic issuer and foreign currency senior unsecured rating to A2 from A1 is not necessarily accurate, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the decision would not impact the operations of the national oil producer and Moody?s was free to make its assessment.

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Sarawak looks to boost economic ties with Singapore with launch of trade and tourism office

SINGAPORE: The Sarawak state government is hoping to boost its economic ties with Singapore following the opening of a?tourism and trade office at Robinson Road, said chief minister Abang Johari Openg.

Speaking to media during the soft opening of the office, Mr Abang Johari expressed hope that the new office will help to distribute Sarawak’s products – including food produce, machinery, lubricants as well as mineral fuels – to the global market.

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Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

KUCHING: Sarawak?s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education.

Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said.

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Petronas introduces mobile refuelling service that delivers fuel directly to you

Petronas has introduced Rovr and it?s Malaysia?s first mobile refuelling service. Essentially, it is like a petrol station on wheels and it provides greater convenience for both businesses and everyday drivers.

Rovr has been serving commercial customers (B2B) as a pilot since October 2018 and they have delivered over one million litres of fuel. According to Petronas Dagangan Berhad CEO, Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin, they have received positive feedback from their B2B customers and they are ready to cater to more. For businesses that own vans and trucks, this is an effective and convenient way to refuel the entire fleet.

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?RM44 mln for Sabah, Sarawak hill padi farmers?

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 56,446 Sabah and Sarawak hill padi farmers will benefit from the RM44 million allocation under the Hill/Huma Padi Fertilisers and Pesticides (SBRPB) Scheme, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.

He said under the scheme 11,684 farmers in Sabah and 44,762 farmers in Sarawak would receive subsidies when the planting season begins in early August.

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How Canada’s Wealthy Couple Splash Sarawak’s Cash

Like all her aunties, cousins and nieces Jamilah Taib-Murray never disappoints when it comes to dressing up. Rock-sized jewels, furs and extravagant couture form this lady?s signature style when she ventures out to a school auction or fundraising fancy dress events in Ottawa, which she has long since made her home (whilst continuing to make shed loads of money out of Sarawak).

Patrons of the School Gala fundraiser to beat all school gala fundraisers (of course)

Like many Asian tycoons, her Dad chose Canada as the place to send her to school and to start up companies in her name, into which he funnelled massive questionable investment income, presumably because of the remarkably low levels of oversight and transparancy demanded of welcome wealthy foreigners at the time.

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PDP model for Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak to be announced soon

KUCHING: The federal Cabinet will reveal its decision on the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) model for the multi-billion ringgit Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak soon.

Works Minister Baru Bian said the project implementation model for the highway in Sabah was abolished, and handed over to the state government in April to ensure a smoother process and cost savings.

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Who Is Representing Who In The Mulu Standoff?

The sad and vicious story behind the railroading of local people in Sarawak from their timber-rich inheritance has been well encapsulated by the wrangle over the Berawan and Penan native lands at the Mulu UNESCO World Heritage site, which has now extended to the buffer lands around.

For the moment, blockades by protestors have succeeded in at least temporaily halting a determined attempt to rip out some of the remaining valuable trees left unprotected in the state in an areas used by these native folk since time immemorial to hunt and retrieve forest products.

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?Improving Sarawak?s telco high priority for federal government?

KUCHING: The federal government will remain committed to improving the quality of telecommunications in Sarawak to ensure that it is on par with other states in the country.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said this when officiating at a ?Leaders and the People? programme in Kampung Paon Rimo, Serian near here yesterday, in connection with Gawai Dayak celebrations.

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