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SDC

Musa: SDC on track

Sabah's growth has been positive since the launch of the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC), according to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman.

Posted on November 27, 2013

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Energy

Sabah’s Oil and Gas attracts RM2.84 billion of investments

The state government has provided industrial sites to develop the oil and gas as well as oil palm sectors, including the Palm Oil Industry Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu and Sandakan, the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP), and the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP). Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah said this in a reply to a question from Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan Bingkor assemblyman on the state government's action to create more factory and industry in Sabah particularly in the Petroleum, Gas and Agriculture based at the State Legislative Assembly sitting, yesterday.

Posted on November 19, 2013

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State budget 2014

Sabah CM unveils record RM 4.6 billion budget for 2014

The Sabah State Government tabled a RM4.6 billion budget for next year, a 13 percent increase from RM 4.088 billion in 2013.

Posted on November 19, 2013

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Economy

Risda allocated RM132 million for Rubber Replanting scheme in Sabah

The Malaysian Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) has allocated RM 132 million to replant old rubber land with superior, high-yielding clones to give smallholders better yields and higher incomes.

Posted on October 10, 2013

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Handicraft Expo

Call to choose local handicraft as mementos and souvenirs

The Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation has called on the public to support the local economy by buying authentic, locally-made handicraft in preference to imported products.

Posted on September 26, 2013

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PNB

CM launches the state level ASNB trust fund inheritance services

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman launches the new trust fund inheritance services under the Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) at the Magellan Sutera Hotel here today. These services, which are known as Hibah Amanah and Pengisytiharan Amanah, are open to both Muslim and non-Muslim holders.

Posted on September 24, 2013

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Economy

Musa is upbeat about Sabah's economic growth

Sabah has continued to register robust economic growth despite challenging economic conditions in the past 12 months, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman.

Posted on September 11, 2013

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Intellectual property

Claiming ownership of wealth in the form of Intellectual Property

Ownership of intellectual property is not new even for a developing country like Malaysia. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman said that intellectual property is a new form of wealth that generates value and business profit. “Hence, the government continues to encourage the creation of intellectual property with dynamic initiatives," he said at the launching of 100 years registration of intellectual property in Malaysia at Magellan Sutera Harbour, today.

Posted on September 5, 2013

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Economy

Customs set to achieve RM 34.4b revenue target

The Customs Department remains on course to achieve the RM 34.4 b target revenue after posting RM21.5 b in total earnings for the first half of 2013.

Posted on August 29, 2013

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SAMUR

SAMUR IS MAKING STEADY PROGRESS

Three gas turbine generators were delivered to the Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR) project site on 12 July, using the site's newly completed main off-loading facility for the first time. Two weeks later, an ammonia converter, weighing 517 tons - the heaviest single equipment for the plant - was also brought in.

Posted on August 16, 2013

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Ramadhan Charity

Warisan Harta Sabah distributes RM400,000 to various charities

At an Iftar dinner at the Pacific Sutera Hotel last Friday attended by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, Warisan Harta Sabah group Chairman, Datuk Hj Syed Abas Syed Ali gave a rundown of the dividends and donations the company has given out to the state government and various charities since its formation 18 years ago.

Posted on August 4, 2013

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Business

Simply Chocolate from Cocoa rich Sabah

When Simply Chocolate was first started in 1995 by Food Technologist, Julianna Chew and a partner, the company was a fledgling business that was struggling to survive as a niche market. Five years later, Simply Chocolate was taken over by Julianna's older brother, Benjamin Chew.

Posted on July 25, 2013

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Rural Development

Shafie reveals RM 137 million allocations to develop 29 rural villages nationwide

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said his ministry has prepared a detailed economic blueprint involving twenty-nine villages nationwide to help rural communities maximise their economic potential. "The government has allocated RM 137 million to spearhead three projects including large scale modern agriculture villages, “21st Century Villages”, and sustainable villages to generate economic opportunities and jobs for rural folks, particularly youths," he said during an Iftar event with residents of Kampung Tengas in Serdang on Saturday. Shafie said these programmes are expected to create jobs for youths who are either underemployed or unemployed.

Posted on July 22, 2013

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Lihing Nilyn

The humble lihing goes commercial

Honilin Pudin, now 65, started to brew lihing (rice wine) for the consumption of her family and close relatives when she was 16. She soon became well-known for her delicious rice wine and a surge of demands followed, especially for women who have just given birth - as it is believed that consuming chicken soup cooked in rice wine will aid the convalescing process.

Posted on July 15, 2013

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Cottage Industry

A thriving gong-making cottage industry at Kampung Sumangkap

Situated 92 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu lies a quaint little village in the Kudat district called Kampung Sumangkap. Home to a community of Rungus families skilled in gong making, Kampung Sumangkap has over the years made a name for itself for turning out good quality gongs. It is also one of the first villages to actively participate in the one-district-one-product program under the purview of the Implementation Coordination Unit in the Prime Minister's Department. To help the villagers start up the cottage industry, the government donated workshop facilities, an exhibition centre and a signboard to the villagers.

Posted on July 11, 2013

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