Prime Minister Najib Razak gives the assurance on Malaysia Day.
Ending monopoly will help reduce construction cost, especially for new dam projects, says DAP.
Party info chief says aspiration to develop along with peninsular has failed to materialise.
SBF and SCCI are disappointed that the ministry has not appointed their candidate.
UPDATED 3.20PM | Sabah and Sarawak have yet to air complaints about tourism tax revenue with me, he says.
Sarawak 4 Sarawakians proposes a reversal in the distribution of oil and gas royalties.
S'wak minister says the amount of tax collected must be shared equally by the three regions.
He says this was following the latest report received from the Sarawak veterinary services dept.
Baru Bian questions what he claimed was 'disrespectful' treatment of Justice Richard Malanjum.
Tinding Lambang, 52, succumbed to the disease last night, more than two months after he was bitten by a dog, says Health DG.
This brings the total to 20 rabies infected areas, says the state disaster management committee.
A 52-year-old man is the fifth person in Serian district to have contracted the disease.
Sarawak’s fourth Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud says 'that decision' had brought many benefits to Sarawak.
UPDATE 10.44PM | Meanwhile, Nancy says London trip won't affect talks on devolution of power.
CM Abang Johari says the team will search and study any references related to the state’s rights under the agreement.
UPDATED 2.34PM | James Masing says without Baram dam, building a road is not economically viable.
S'wak Tourism Minister Abdul Karim quotes the Tourism Tax Act as evidence for his claim.
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.
After decades of foreign involvement, it's high time Sarawak starts its own exploration firm, says Sarawak PAS.
UPDATED 3.08PM | Sarawak's Tourism Promotion Board will suffice, says CM's Office and Tourism Minister Nazri Aziz agrees.
Whether from SUPP or UPP, S'wak BN sec-gen Stephen Rundi says the candidate must be 'winnable'.
"If they do not want to defer it in Semenanjung (Peninsular Malaysia), that is up to them," says Sarawak minister.
People of both states are at fault for continuing to prop up the Barisan regime.
COMMENT | In S’wak. stretches of the Ba’Kelalan-Long Semadoh road are just muddy tracks.
COMMENT | Perhaps only in theory are Sabah and Sarawak considered equal partners of the federation.
The CM says Development Bank of Sarawak will charge Putrajaya to reimburse the state.
Stephen Rundi says this is what the various water supply programmes under the 11MP, 12MP will cost.