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Kota Kinabalu: A major logging scandal has been uncovered following the recent State Government decision to ban logging exports with enforcement operations chancing upon 40,161 logs – including from the State's forest reserves – and escaping paying timber tax.
CHIEF Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says the State Government has no qualms on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) but feels there should be further explanation to ensure the implementers are prepared.
Kota Kinabalu: Yayasan Islam Sabah insists that the State Government's recent proposal to legalise illegal workers in the State is justified because the majority of its population is made up of Malay Suluks.
Tawau: State Assistant Minister Jimmy Wong Sze Phin urged the developer of an unfinished building on the open space in Sabindo to demolish it soon as possible or risk being hauled up for contempt of court.
Kota Kinabalu: The federal Health Ministry should consider placing the implementation of two main health development projects in Sabah under the State Health and People's Wellbeing Ministry, in line with Sabahans' aspiration for devolution of powers.
Kota Kinabalu: Wednesday's Daily Express' front page report about two local lawyers who took advantage of the situation of families of Sabahans jailed in Japan for drugs has drawn the concern of the Sabah Advocates Disciplinary Board who said they can be penalised or punished, if found guilty of misconduct.
Kota Kinabalu: About 30 participants will take part in the inaugural Sabah International Qipao Pageant to be held at the Hakka Hall, here, on Aug 10.
Alor Setar: PKR Matunggong has called for Balung Assemblyman Datuk Osman Jamal's membership in the party to be revoked, saying it is not worth for PKR to be at odds over one ex-Umno member.
Sandakan: The relevant authorities have been urged to take stringent action to stop intruders believed to be foreigners, turning unoccupied government lands into fruit and vegetable plots.
Kota Kinabalu: A self-employed man was jailed a total of 32 months on two counts of attempting to steal earth wire from a shop and threatening to injure the shop's worker.
Kota Kinabalu: Three people charged with involvment in the catamaran tragedy which resulted in the deaths of four Chinese tourists and five still missing, were ordered to enter their defence.
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