S'wak Tourism Minister Abdul Karim quotes the Tourism Tax Act as evidence for his claim.
The authorities fear they will enter the country by posing as illegal immigrants or fishermen.
Joint manifesto proposes 50 percent of all taxes from each state be returned to the state coffers.
UPDATED 2.20PM | Works Minister Fadillah Yusof denies there was a 'fight', views the dispute as mere 'differences in opinion'.
Sabah will consult Sarawak to find common ground against the new 'tourism tax'.
They claim the spat between Nazri and S'wak BN is a ploy to drum up support for the Pujut by-election.
"If they do not want to defer it in Semenanjung (Peninsular Malaysia), that is up to them," says Sarawak minister.
Police to step up security at Esszone to dissuade criminal activities like smuggling of illegal immigrants.
People of both states are at fault for continuing to prop up the Barisan regime.
COMMENT | Perhaps only in theory are Sabah and Sarawak considered equal partners of the federation.
Penampang's Darell Leiking asks if Najib's announcements will deliver results or just more talk.
Asst state finance minister Ramlee Marahaban argues BN’s ‘strong election machinery’ will keep their deposit in hand.
UPDATED 5.40PM | An Orang Asal politician says his state's rights in the Federation are slowly being eroded.
The Omadal School for Bajau Laut kids who don't have citizenship badly needs public support.
'Don't turn the flash floods that hit Sook into a political issue,' chides the minister.
The DPM hopes a by-election will hand them yet another seat to add to their majority.
But this does not apply to ships operating between Labuan and the states of Sabah and Sarawak.
Tourism minister promises that new location will be strategic and accessible.
'What a loss it would be if individuals or noted figures or political worms destroy this beautiful relationship.'
UPDATED 4.10PM | The DAP lawmaker was stopped by immigration officers at Kota Kinabalu airport, citing a state gov't order.
Sabah DAP reminds Rahman Dahlan education is still contolled by Putrajaya, and this must first change.
They say the bill has nothing to do with empowering the syariah courts, and remain opposed to it.
The state polls date will be decided after taking into account the political situation in the state, as well as nationwide, says DPM.
Pensiangan Umno chief Abdul Ghani says the funds for Pensiangan, Tenom and Keningau are for replanting.
The quake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 1.10am today.
The state government has allocated RM1m for a study.
'Kota Kinabalu looks different,' he says, praising CM Musa Aman for 'brainchild'.
DAP mocks Najib's Pan-Borneo highway; the latter blames 'ex-PM' for ignoring Sabah roads.
Sabah minister Hajiji Noor is ordered to pay costs to aggrieved buyers over delayed condo handover.
'I think we should be open to undertake some research and analysis if the Sabah state gov't decides to hold early polls.'