- Persatuan Hong Men Malaysia (Sabah) celebrated its launch of its office in Inanam on Saturday,the first official office in Malaysia, according to its president Tan Lai Tuan. He said this in a dinner hosted by the association on Saturday which was attended over 1,000 guests all over Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and China. (BP)
- Sabah Land Development Board (SLDB) has fulfilled its commitment for smallholders in Nabawan to develop their idle land under " Projek Mesra Rakyat " (PMR). The two schemes are Nabawan Scheme and Pandewan Estate which have a combined total area of 4,453.58ha and will involve some 578 local participants mostly from the Murut community. (BP)
- Personal stories and recollections of the formation of Malaysia from Sabah's perspective is the theme of a forum to be held in Sept 11 at 6.30pm at Shangri La Tg Aru Resort and Spa. The Sabah Society is privileged to have the consent of 5 illustrators speakers to recount their experiences, who are Harris Salleh, Peter Lo, Thomas JayaSuriya, Ghani Gilong and Majid Khan. (BP)
- Yong Teck Lee hosted a luncheon for committee members of the KK Journalists Association (KKJA) yesterday in conjunction with Journalist's Day on Sept 1. The luncheon was a walk down memory lane as Yong and KKJA committee members reminisced about the reporting experiences and incidents they shared in the past. He was invited to the association's event on Sept 7, which to be held at Wisma Hakka, Tg Lipat at 7pm. (BP, OCDN)
- Sepanggar MP Jumat Idris is hopeful that the government will approve 5,000 houses to be built in his constituency within the next 5 years, as the statistics from the KK City Hall showed there were more than 5,000 squatter houses in the area. He has also drafted numerous development plans for Sepanggar in his capacity as MP but priority will be given to restructuring the constituency's administration. He told a press conference yesterday at the Sepanggar Parliamentary Raya Open House held at the Menggatal Community Hall. (NsaT, BP, OCDN)
- Consul General of Brunei, Haji Zamani said more Brunei students are opting to study in Sabah with UMS and UiTM as popular choices, with an increase of 10% this year compared to 2012. He said at the Brunei Darussalam Consulate Raya Open House held at the Palm Court here yesterday. The event was graced by Tun Juhar and wife, and Musa and wife. (NsaT, BP, See Hua)
- Sabah Law Associations's Convenyancing Sub Committee Chairman, Christopher Chin said the non existence of a law is key reason as to why thousands of housebuyers are still without property titles. This prompted the Govermment to make it necessary for developers to convert the land deeds into residential titles. He said during a talk held during the Shareda PropEX 13 talk, Saturday. (DE)
- There is a growing support from Wanita Umno divisions in Peninsula for Azizah to vie for the Number 2 post in the movement which has been left vacant. She said when met at the Perkumpulan Perempuan Sabah (PPSO) Raya Open House, Sunday. (DE, OCDN)
- Sabah and Sarawak contribute up to 60% of the country's total malaria cases detected and treated annually. This was revealed by the Head of the Vector Borne Disease Sector of the Disease Control Division in the Ministry of Health, Dr Rose Nani Mudin in her paper presentation on " Malaria Control in Malaysia " at the 1st Borneo Scientific Meeting on Tropical Disease, here. The conference declared open by the Director of the Sabah Health Department, Dr Christina Rundi . (DE)
- UMS enrolled a total of 4,279 students for its 2013/2014 intake at its campus here on Sunday. Its Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohd Harun said a total of 5,072 students were offered a place for this new intake but only 4,279 of them accepted the offer, adding that there was a decrease of 5% compared to 2012 intake. He told a media conference during the new intake registration session. (DE, NsaT, AT)
- Channelnewsasia : South Korea's inflation slowed slightly to 1.3 percent in August, helped by stable or falling prices of education services, fuel and household items, state data showed Monday. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.3 percent in August after gaining 1.4 percent in July, Statistics Korea said. The inflation rate has remained between 1.0 and 2.0 percent for 10 straight months. The August reading -- well below the central Bank of Korea's target range of 2.5 to 3.5 percent -- was slightly lower than a median 1.4-percent increase forecast by a Dow Jones poll.
- The three divisions- Sri Tanjong, Balung and Apas have supported Teo Chee Kang's decision to contest the party president's post and suspended Senator Chin Su Phin's decision to defend the deputy president's post in coming party election in October. Chin said the developments unfolding the party showed that VK Liew did not have support of the party's grassroots. (BP , OCDN, See Hua)
- Channelnewsasia : A key index of China's manufacturing activity rebounded to 50.1 in August, its first month of expansion since April as market conditions improved, HSBC said on Monday. The British banking giant's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for last month improved from an 11-month low of 47.7 in July and came after three months of contraction, HSBC said in a statement. It was unchanged from the bank's preliminary reading released last month.
- Senator Chin Su Phin yesterday responded to his sacking by saying that VK Liew should either resign or accept the challenge from Teo Chee Kang to contest the party presidency, adding that Liew still had a chance if he considered the latter. He was speaking at the LDP joint annual divisional conference for Apas, Balung and Sri Tanjung in Tawau yesterday. (NsaT, BP, AT, See Hua)
- The Straits Times : hina's factory activity expanded for the first time in four months in August as domestic demand rebounded, a private survey showed on Monday, the latest sign that the world's second-largest economy may have avoided a sharp slowdown. The final Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) climbed to 50.1 in August, up sharply from July's 47.7 and in line with last week's flash preliminary reading.
- LDP Deputy President Pang Nyuk Min on Sunday clarified that he is loyal LDP member and does not want to be seen as pro Liew or Teo in the ongoing LDP leadership tussle between VK Liew and Teo Chee Kang, denied being a third force in the party. He said he will support any effort within the party to bring about a resolution to the current dispute. He denied that hr wanted to challenge for the presidency of the party before Teo made his move openly. He said after officiating at the KFC/NSC 20th Merdeka Day Open Regatta 2013 at the Kinabalu Yacth Club in Tg Aru. (DE, See Hua)
- The Straits Times : Some 111 bus routes, or two in five services, have been improved since a $1.1 billion bus plan was launched last September. Providing a one-year progress report of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme to reporters Monday morning, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said nearly half of the 550 buses committed have been put on the road.
Heart of Borneo International Conference
CM accompanies DPM on working visit to Vietnam
DPM dialogue session with Sabah Bumiputera entrepreneurs
We can recalibrate our attitude to failure. In a culture defined by a freewheeling and audacious capitalism a country like the United States, which draws on a history of both liberty and plenty, a failed business gambit is seen as useful experience. Other countries have different traditions, but the principle of encouraging people to attempt the improbable, without the undue fear of failure can be more widely adopted.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak speaking at the recent 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 held in Kuala Lumpur recently.
The quality of the financial management of a department is not something that is ‘inherited’ but something that is ‘owned’ by that department through individuals who have a high level of integrity, have knowledge in financial management and who apply that knowledge to the success of the department.
State Secretary, Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman said when opening a seminar on Financial Management from the Perspective of the National Audit Department, at the Federal Administrative Complex Auditorium, yesterday.
Strong political will to do what is right for the nation must thrive, even if this means having to face strong headwind from certain segments of the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaking at the 5th World Chinese Economic Forum dinner last night.
The government will do what is right for our economy. Some measures may not be popular now, but over the medium-term, what is good for the economy is also good for the people.
Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak speaking ahead of his much-awaited Budget Speech yesterday
Someone's race is inherent. A Dusun cannot simply be a Malay by virtue of his or her religion being Islam. It is my hope that this matter will not be politicised and blown out of proportion by people with vested interest. Upholding racial, religious and cultural harmony will continue to be a priority of the government.
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman giving his official statement in response of the State Mufti's view.