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The Pan Borneo Highway will benefit Sarawak in terms of development, economy and unity.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the project would not only be a catalyst for economic growth but a game changer that would bring huge transformations to the state’s landscape.

The RM16-billion project was also expected to create an eight-fold multiplier effect on the state’s economy, he said.

“Thirdly, if we want to be a united and developed state, we must ensure a better and effective connectivity for the people, not only in terms of telecommunications like handphone, but also in terms of mobility.

“When this highway is completed, it will be easier for Sarawakians and Malaysians in general to move around and communicate with one another.

“This will surely strengthen the spirit of unity and turn Sarawak to be more united,” Najib said when launching the construction of the 75km stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway project from Serian roundabout to Pantu junction here yesterday.

He said construction of the stretch costing about RM1.46 billion was the third and biggest package compared to the other two packages launched previously. The first package is from Telok Melano to

PETALING JAYA : Malaysia is gaining popularity in the United States as a name, with more American parents choosing to name their baby girl after the country.  

According to the US social security website, the name Malaysia has jumped 80 spots to the 399th place in the rankings for the most popular female name in 2014.  

A total of 810 baby girls were named Malaysia in 2014, which represents 0.042% of the total female births in 2014.  

The name Malaysia was ranked 479 in 2013 with 632 girls

The Opposition should form a shadow Cabinet to save time and do its part in instituting parliamentary reform, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia said yesterday.

He said the current method employed by the Opposition pact had led to a messy session where different MPs asked the same questions over and over again, consuming too much time and taking away opportunities for others to put forward their queries.

“Why do you have to insist on reforms for other people? Reform yourself first

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HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,

Adviser to the King of Saudi Arabia and Governor of Makkah

His Excellency Mr Mahmat Simsek, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

His Excellency Dr Taufik Al Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Saudi Arabia,

His Excellency Dato’ Seri Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister, Economic Unit

His Excellency Dato’ Seri Major-General Jamil

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDec) today launched the national campaign #YOUCANDUIT, calling for Malaysians to start making money online through digital platforms.

The campaign was simultaneously launched with the Malaysia Inklusif Negara Digital (MINDA) programme here today.

MDec chief executive officer Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said #YOUCANDUIT hoped to improve the livelihood of the B40 group (Bottom 40) per cent household with income less than RM4,000) and inspiring digital

UMNO views Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's decision to work with the opposition as a very big mistake, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
 
The Prime Minister and UMNO president said the action of both the former senior leaders of UMNO had also incurred the wrath and disappointment of UMNO leaders and members.
 
"I see most of the UMNO leaders, they are very angry and disappointed with Tun Dr Mahathir's decision to work with the opposition.

Police have solved six murder cases including one attempted murder after the men in blue gunned down two hired assassins early today (Feb 21) in a deadly shootout following a car chase.

In a press conference, State CID chief SAC Dev Kumar confirmed the case, saying the police were identifying the employer of the assassins.

He said the shooters travelled in a vehicle or motorcycle to victimise their targets.

One of the two who were shot dead was identified as Joshua Beti Chong, 44, from Sri

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