Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sarawak assembly to dissolve April 11, paving way for elections


The Sarawak state assembly will be dissolved on April 11 to pave way for the 11th state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today. Adenan said he met with Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud this morning, when the

Sarawak assembly to dissolve April 11, paving way for elections


The Sarawak state assembly will be dissolved on April 11 to pave way for the 11th state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today. Adenan said he met with Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud this morning, when the

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Mahmud Abu Bekir Gets Interim Stay On RM30 Million ‘Mutaah’ Payment


Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Tun Abdul Taib, the son of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, today succeeded in his bid for an interim stay on paying “mutaah” (alimony) of RM30 million to his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid.

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Mahmud Abu Bekir Gets Interim Stay On RM30 Million ‘Mutaah’ Payment


Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Tun Abdul Taib, the son of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, today succeeded in his bid for an interim stay on paying “mutaah” (alimony) of RM30 million to his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid.

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Adenan allocates RM1 billion for rural development


Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem has allocated RM1 billion for various rural development projects in the state, Sarawak’s Second Finance Minister, Wong Soon Koh revealed. According to a Borneo Post Online report, Wong said this showed Adenan’s concern for the

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Adenan allocates RM1 billion for rural development


Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem has allocated RM1 billion for various rural development projects in the state, Sarawak’s Second Finance Minister, Wong Soon Koh revealed. According to a Borneo Post Online report, Wong said this showed Adenan’s concern for the

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Muta’ah a gift, not jackpot


BIGGEST muta’ah payment fair, said columnist Salleh Buang (NST, March 17). I beg to differ. It looks more like a lifetime of luxury. A RM30 million muta’ah means an ex-wife will enjoy RM100,000 a month for the next 25 years.

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Muta’ah a gift, not jackpot


BIGGEST muta’ah payment fair, said columnist Salleh Buang (NST, March 17). I beg to differ. It looks more like a lifetime of luxury. A RM30 million muta’ah means an ex-wife will enjoy RM100,000 a month for the next 25 years.

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Sarawak set to make July 22 a public holiday


The Sarawak government is set to make July 22 a public holiday in recognition of those who helped fight for independence from British rule in 1963. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, in announcing this at the launching of Sejiwa

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Sarawak set to make July 22 a public holiday


The Sarawak government is set to make July 22 a public holiday in recognition of those who helped fight for independence from British rule in 1963. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, in announcing this at the launching of Sejiwa

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Adenan To Announce Candidates For Tellian And Balingian Tomorrow


Sarawak Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Adenan Satem will announce the BN candidates for the Tellian and Balingian state seats tomorrow. He will make the announcement when opening the Mukah Division “Senada Sejiwa” (One Soul, One Beat) programme at Dataran

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Adenan To Announce Candidates For Tellian And Balingian Tomorrow


Sarawak Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Adenan Satem will announce the BN candidates for the Tellian and Balingian state seats tomorrow. He will make the announcement when opening the Mukah Division “Senada Sejiwa” (One Soul, One Beat) programme at Dataran

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Mutaah claim brought down to RM30 million


The multi million Ringgit ‘mutaah’ claim filed by the former wife of Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib was today reduced to RM30 million after taking into consideration that the original application for RM100 million was excessive.

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Mutaah claim brought down to RM30 million


The multi million Ringgit ‘mutaah’ claim filed by the former wife of Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib was today reduced to RM30 million after taking into consideration that the original application for RM100 million was excessive.

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Sarawak CM blames Putrajaya for producing unemployable graduates


The federal government’s “very bad policies” has resulted in a high number of unemployed graduates whose qualifications do not meet those required by the job market, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said today. “These policies are not thought

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Sarawak CM blames Putrajaya for producing unemployable graduates


The federal government’s “very bad policies” has resulted in a high number of unemployed graduates whose qualifications do not meet those required by the job market, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said today. “These policies are not thought

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Tennis players from 25 countries due in Kuching


Over 100 players from 25 countries are expected to compete in the 27th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) to be held from March 22-27. Indonesia is sending the biggest team with nine boys and

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Tennis players from 25 countries due in Kuching


Over 100 players from 25 countries are expected to compete in the 27th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Junior Tennis Championship (Grade 1) to be held from March 22-27. Indonesia is sending the biggest team with nine boys and

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Sarawakian Azman Ujang Appointed Bernama Chairman


Datuk Seri Azman Ujang has been appointed chairman of Bernama, the national news agency of which he was once the general manager and editor-in-chief. The Sarawak-born journalist, whose appointment took effect on Feb 1, succeeds Datuk Abdul Rahman Sulaiman who

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Sarawakian Azman Ujang Appointed Bernama Chairman


Datuk Seri Azman Ujang has been appointed chairman of Bernama, the national news agency of which he was once the general manager and editor-in-chief. The Sarawak-born journalist, whose appointment took effect on Feb 1, succeeds Datuk Abdul Rahman Sulaiman who

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Ninety muaythai fighters set to rumble in Bintulu


A total of 90 local and international muaythai fighters will converge at Bintulu Old Airport site for the TYT Cup Muaythai Tournament from March 10-13. It will be jointly organised by Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Sarawak Muaythai Association and Bintulu

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Ninety muaythai fighters set to rumble in Bintulu


A total of 90 local and international muaythai fighters will converge at Bintulu Old Airport site for the TYT Cup Muaythai Tournament from March 10-13. It will be jointly organised by Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Sarawak Muaythai Association and Bintulu