News http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016 2018-06-20T13:02:02+08:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Electricity tariff rebates for consumers to stay, says Ongkili 2016-12-15T15:24:46+08:00 2016-12-15T15:24:46+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/662-electricity-tariff-rebates-for-consumers-to-stay-says-ongkili Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA: The Government is keeping the electricity tariff rebate at 1.52 sen/kWh in the peninsula and 1.20 sen/kWh in Sabah and Labuan for the Jan 1-June 30 period next year, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.</span></p> <p>He said the Government would also forego the Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (ICPT) cost savings of RM766.33mil through an electricity tariff rebate of 1.52 sen/kWh for all users in the peninsula, except for those with a monthly electricity consumption of below 300kW/h.</p> <p>For Sabah and Labuan, a rebate of 1.20 sen/kWh would also be given to users in the same category, he added.</p> <p>“With the rebate retention, users will not be paying higher electricity bills if their total electricity consumption remains unchanged,” he said in a statement yesterday.</p> <div class="inlineAdMobile"> <div id="div-gpt-ad-1481270616261-0" data-google-query-id="CNy3rZ_U9dACFUYQaAodOKwJrQ"><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dr Ongkili added that the total rebates for electricity bills enjoyed by users from March 1, 2015, until June 30, 2017, was RM4.099bil in the peninsula and RM126.26mil in Sabah.</span></div> </div> <p>On the adjustment of electricity tariffs in the peninsula, he said the 1.52 sen/kWh rebate involved costs amounting to RM766.33mil provided through the revision of tariffs under the ICPT mechanism for the July 1-Dec 31 period this year.</p> <p>Among the factors that contributed to the rebates were the declining Liquefied Natural Gas prices in the world market and the higher efficiency of coal-fired power plants, he said.</p> <p>Source : The Star Online</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA: The Government is keeping the electricity tariff rebate at 1.52 sen/kWh in the peninsula and 1.20 sen/kWh in Sabah and Labuan for the Jan 1-June 30 period next year, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.</span></p> <p>He said the Government would also forego the Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (ICPT) cost savings of RM766.33mil through an electricity tariff rebate of 1.52 sen/kWh for all users in the peninsula, except for those with a monthly electricity consumption of below 300kW/h.</p> <p>For Sabah and Labuan, a rebate of 1.20 sen/kWh would also be given to users in the same category, he added.</p> <p>“With the rebate retention, users will not be paying higher electricity bills if their total electricity consumption remains unchanged,” he said in a statement yesterday.</p> <div class="inlineAdMobile"> <div id="div-gpt-ad-1481270616261-0" data-google-query-id="CNy3rZ_U9dACFUYQaAodOKwJrQ"><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dr Ongkili added that the total rebates for electricity bills enjoyed by users from March 1, 2015, until June 30, 2017, was RM4.099bil in the peninsula and RM126.26mil in Sabah.</span></div> </div> <p>On the adjustment of electricity tariffs in the peninsula, he said the 1.52 sen/kWh rebate involved costs amounting to RM766.33mil provided through the revision of tariffs under the ICPT mechanism for the July 1-Dec 31 period this year.</p> <p>Among the factors that contributed to the rebates were the declining Liquefied Natural Gas prices in the world market and the higher efficiency of coal-fired power plants, he said.</p> <p>Source : The Star Online</p></div> Rebat tarif elektrik Semenanjung, Sabah, Labuan kekal 2016-12-14T14:42:06+08:00 2016-12-14T14:42:06+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/660-rebat-tarif-elektrik-semenanjung-sabah-labuan-kekal Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA - Kerajaan bersetuju mengekalkan rebat tarif elektrik sebanyak 1.52 sen/kWJ di Semenanjung dan 1.20 sen/kWJ di Sabah dan Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan bagi tempoh 1 Januari hingga 30 Jun, tahun depan.</span></p> <p>Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili berkata kerajaan juga bersetuju melepaskan penjimatan mekanisme Pelepasan Kos Ketidakseimbangan (ICPT) sebanyak RM766.33 juta menerusi rebat tarif elektrik 1.52 sen/kWj di Semenanjung kepada semua pengguna kecuali yang menggunakan elektrik bulanan di bawah 300kW/j.</p> <p>Bagi Sabah dan Labuan pula, rebat sebanyak 1.20 sen/kWj turut dinikmati pengguna kategori sama.</p> <p>"Menerusi (langkah) pengekalan rebat oleh kerajaan, para pengguna tidak akan membayar bil elektrik lebih tinggi sekiranya jumlah penggunaan adalah sama," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.</p> <p>Ongkili berkata sehingga kini, jumlah keseluruhan rebat bil elektrik dinikmati pengguna adalah RM4,099.05 juta di Semenanjung dan RM126.26 juta di Sabah yang diberikan mulai 1 Mac 2015 sehingga 30 Jun 2017.</p> <p>Bagi pelarasan tarif elektrik di Semenanjung, rebat 1.52sen/kWj yang melibatkan kos keseluruhan sebanyak RM766.33 juta, diperoleh menerusi semakan tarif di bawah mekanisme ICPT bagi tempoh 1 Julai hingga 31 Disember tahun ini.     </p> <p>"Antara faktor pemberian rebat ini adalah penurunan harga gas asli cecair (LNG) di pasaran dunia serta peningkatan kecekapan loji-loji janakuasa arang batu," katanya.</p> <p>Jelasnya, sejajar usaha kerajaan mengurangkan subsidi bahan api, semakan tarif turut mengambil kira semakan semula harga gas berpaip di Semenanjung yang dinaikkan sebanyak RM1.50/MMBtu daripada RM19.70/MMBtu kepada RM21.20/MMBtu, berkuat kuasa mulai 1 Januari, 2017.</p> <p>"Kenaikan harga gas berpaip itu (bagaimanapun) tidak memberi kesan secara langsung kepada pengguna kerana ditampung menerusi penurunan harga LNG di pasaran dunia dan pengurangan isi padu LNG bagi penjanaan elektrik,” katanya.</p> <p>Mengulas pelarasan tarif elektrik di Sabah dan Labuan, Ongkili berkata rebat</p> <p>1.20sen/kWj yang dikekalkan itu ditampung oleh pemberian subsidi bahan api pertengahan (MFO) dan diesel serta subsidi sokongan tarif elektrik oleh kerajaan Persekutuan berjumlah RM468 juta.</p> <p>"Rebat tarif elektrik diberi kepada semua kategori pengguna Tenaga Nasional</p> <p>Bhd (TNB) di Semenanjung dan Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) di Sabah, kecuali pengguna domestik unit elektrik 300kWj dan ke bawah, sebulan yang tidak terlibat dengan sebarang kenaikan tarif elektrik sejak 1 Januari 2014," katanya.</p> <p>Source : Sinar Online</p> <p><span> </span></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA - Kerajaan bersetuju mengekalkan rebat tarif elektrik sebanyak 1.52 sen/kWJ di Semenanjung dan 1.20 sen/kWJ di Sabah dan Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan bagi tempoh 1 Januari hingga 30 Jun, tahun depan.</span></p> <p>Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili berkata kerajaan juga bersetuju melepaskan penjimatan mekanisme Pelepasan Kos Ketidakseimbangan (ICPT) sebanyak RM766.33 juta menerusi rebat tarif elektrik 1.52 sen/kWj di Semenanjung kepada semua pengguna kecuali yang menggunakan elektrik bulanan di bawah 300kW/j.</p> <p>Bagi Sabah dan Labuan pula, rebat sebanyak 1.20 sen/kWj turut dinikmati pengguna kategori sama.</p> <p>"Menerusi (langkah) pengekalan rebat oleh kerajaan, para pengguna tidak akan membayar bil elektrik lebih tinggi sekiranya jumlah penggunaan adalah sama," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.</p> <p>Ongkili berkata sehingga kini, jumlah keseluruhan rebat bil elektrik dinikmati pengguna adalah RM4,099.05 juta di Semenanjung dan RM126.26 juta di Sabah yang diberikan mulai 1 Mac 2015 sehingga 30 Jun 2017.</p> <p>Bagi pelarasan tarif elektrik di Semenanjung, rebat 1.52sen/kWj yang melibatkan kos keseluruhan sebanyak RM766.33 juta, diperoleh menerusi semakan tarif di bawah mekanisme ICPT bagi tempoh 1 Julai hingga 31 Disember tahun ini.     </p> <p>"Antara faktor pemberian rebat ini adalah penurunan harga gas asli cecair (LNG) di pasaran dunia serta peningkatan kecekapan loji-loji janakuasa arang batu," katanya.</p> <p>Jelasnya, sejajar usaha kerajaan mengurangkan subsidi bahan api, semakan tarif turut mengambil kira semakan semula harga gas berpaip di Semenanjung yang dinaikkan sebanyak RM1.50/MMBtu daripada RM19.70/MMBtu kepada RM21.20/MMBtu, berkuat kuasa mulai 1 Januari, 2017.</p> <p>"Kenaikan harga gas berpaip itu (bagaimanapun) tidak memberi kesan secara langsung kepada pengguna kerana ditampung menerusi penurunan harga LNG di pasaran dunia dan pengurangan isi padu LNG bagi penjanaan elektrik,” katanya.</p> <p>Mengulas pelarasan tarif elektrik di Sabah dan Labuan, Ongkili berkata rebat</p> <p>1.20sen/kWj yang dikekalkan itu ditampung oleh pemberian subsidi bahan api pertengahan (MFO) dan diesel serta subsidi sokongan tarif elektrik oleh kerajaan Persekutuan berjumlah RM468 juta.</p> <p>"Rebat tarif elektrik diberi kepada semua kategori pengguna Tenaga Nasional</p> <p>Bhd (TNB) di Semenanjung dan Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) di Sabah, kecuali pengguna domestik unit elektrik 300kWj dan ke bawah, sebulan yang tidak terlibat dengan sebarang kenaikan tarif elektrik sejak 1 Januari 2014," katanya.</p> <p>Source : Sinar Online</p> <p><span> </span></p></div> 15 Rungus families move into new longhouse 2016-12-06T15:20:39+08:00 2016-12-06T15:20:39+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/661-15-rungus-families-move-into-new-longhouse Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>MATUNGGONG: Some 100 people in Kampung Membatu Laut Baru, here, received an early Christmas present after finally moving comfortably into their homes.</span></p> <p>The structures, benefiting 15 families, are part of the 28 longhouse projects specially designed to cater for the close-knit Rungus community in the area.</p> <p>These 28 longhouses, including four still under constructions, for the Kota Marudu parliamentary area were built in the last five years by the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) under the Prime Minister's Department, the National Security Council and Rural and Regional Development Ministry.</p> <p>The 24 completed projects have benefited some 3,000 people from 600 families in Matunggong.</p> <p>Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili when launching the long house here over the weekend said the project showed that the Barisan Nasional government cares for the wellbeing of the people.</p> <p>"The opposition parties have been coming here, pinpointing the ruling party's weaknesses when they themselves may not be able to fulfil.</p> <p>"Some of the opposition leaders were with the government before, and yet these problems were not solved when they had the power to do so," said Ongkili, who is also the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.</p> <p>Touching on the newly completed RM1 million longhouse, Ongkili said the four under construction longhouses and expected to be completed soon.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>MATUNGGONG: Some 100 people in Kampung Membatu Laut Baru, here, received an early Christmas present after finally moving comfortably into their homes.</span></p> <p>The structures, benefiting 15 families, are part of the 28 longhouse projects specially designed to cater for the close-knit Rungus community in the area.</p> <p>These 28 longhouses, including four still under constructions, for the Kota Marudu parliamentary area were built in the last five years by the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) under the Prime Minister's Department, the National Security Council and Rural and Regional Development Ministry.</p> <p>The 24 completed projects have benefited some 3,000 people from 600 families in Matunggong.</p> <p>Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili when launching the long house here over the weekend said the project showed that the Barisan Nasional government cares for the wellbeing of the people.</p> <p>"The opposition parties have been coming here, pinpointing the ruling party's weaknesses when they themselves may not be able to fulfil.</p> <p>"Some of the opposition leaders were with the government before, and yet these problems were not solved when they had the power to do so," said Ongkili, who is also the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.</p> <p>Touching on the newly completed RM1 million longhouse, Ongkili said the four under construction longhouses and expected to be completed soon.</p></div> Liang Teck Meng dilantik Pengerusi SPAN 2016-12-05T14:36:08+08:00 2016-12-05T14:36:08+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/659-liang-teck-meng-dilantik-pengerusi-span Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA: Ahli Parlimen Simpang Renggam, Datuk Liang Teck Meng, dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN) baharu berkuat kuasa 1 November lalu.</span></p> <p><span>Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili mengumumkan pelantikan Liang, yang juga Setiausaha Agung Gerakan, dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air hari ini.</span></p> <p><span><span>Liang, yang berkelulusan Ijazah Sarjana Muda dalam bidang Kejuruteraan Elektrik dari Universiti Tohoku, Jepun, menggantikan Datuk Ismail Kasim yang tamat tempoh perkhidmatan pada 31 Oktober lalu.</span><br /></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Kenyataan itu menyebut pelantikan Liang diharap dapat menyuntik iltizam bagi melaksanakan tanggungjawab dan objektif SPAN dalam merealisasikan polisi industri perkhidmatan air negara.</span><br /><br /><span><span>ni termasuk untuk memandu SPAN memastikan sistem kawal selia yang dinamik dan progresif bagi menggalakkan pembangunan dan mengurus impak industri perkhidmatan air terhadap masyarakat dan persekitarannya, katanya. </span><br /><br /><span>Source : Berita Harian Online</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>PUTRAJAYA: Ahli Parlimen Simpang Renggam, Datuk Liang Teck Meng, dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN) baharu berkuat kuasa 1 November lalu.</span></p> <p><span>Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili mengumumkan pelantikan Liang, yang juga Setiausaha Agung Gerakan, dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air hari ini.</span></p> <p><span><span>Liang, yang berkelulusan Ijazah Sarjana Muda dalam bidang Kejuruteraan Elektrik dari Universiti Tohoku, Jepun, menggantikan Datuk Ismail Kasim yang tamat tempoh perkhidmatan pada 31 Oktober lalu.</span><br /></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Kenyataan itu menyebut pelantikan Liang diharap dapat menyuntik iltizam bagi melaksanakan tanggungjawab dan objektif SPAN dalam merealisasikan polisi industri perkhidmatan air negara.</span><br /><br /><span><span>ni termasuk untuk memandu SPAN memastikan sistem kawal selia yang dinamik dan progresif bagi menggalakkan pembangunan dan mengurus impak industri perkhidmatan air terhadap masyarakat dan persekitarannya, katanya. </span><br /><br /><span>Source : Berita Harian Online</span></span></span></span></p></div> PBS strongly objects Hudud law 2016-11-29T13:57:27+08:00 2016-11-29T13:57:27+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/658-pbs-strongly-objects-hudud-law Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>LAWAS: The executive deputy president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili, reiterated the party’s stand that it will not support the implementation of Hudud law.</span></p> <p>Voicing out PBS’ strong objection to the PAS’ Private Bill on Syariah amendment, Ongkili who is also the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, said they would use all the power they have to prevent it from being imposed.</p> <p>“Proposed amendments to be tabled by Hadi contravene provisions of the Federal Constitution,” he said adding that the country already has it own Penal Code to punish criminals according to their offences.</p> <p>“Should the Bill come to pass, it will be overlapping the existing legal system that we have been practising all these while,” he stressed.</p> <p>He also said the country cannot have two systems at the same time.</p> <p>While the hudud law only applied to Muslims, it would “if enforced it will dictate the lifestyles of everyone, especially the non-Muslims, he added.</p> <p>For the sake of all Malaysians, PBS will stand strong in objecting the Bill from being approved and imposed.</p> <p>“PBS will strongly reject the Bill, which is being tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang,” he said after officiating a new community hall and handling ceremony of  government contribution to the religious institutions here in Kampung Baru Mission.</p> <p>At the event yesterday, Ongkili who is also the Kota Marudu member of parliament presented the Federal Government’s contributions of RM1 million to 20 churches here, with each receiving RM50,000.</p> <p>Source : theborneopost</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>LAWAS: The executive deputy president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili, reiterated the party’s stand that it will not support the implementation of Hudud law.</span></p> <p>Voicing out PBS’ strong objection to the PAS’ Private Bill on Syariah amendment, Ongkili who is also the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, said they would use all the power they have to prevent it from being imposed.</p> <p>“Proposed amendments to be tabled by Hadi contravene provisions of the Federal Constitution,” he said adding that the country already has it own Penal Code to punish criminals according to their offences.</p> <p>“Should the Bill come to pass, it will be overlapping the existing legal system that we have been practising all these while,” he stressed.</p> <p>He also said the country cannot have two systems at the same time.</p> <p>While the hudud law only applied to Muslims, it would “if enforced it will dictate the lifestyles of everyone, especially the non-Muslims, he added.</p> <p>For the sake of all Malaysians, PBS will stand strong in objecting the Bill from being approved and imposed.</p> <p>“PBS will strongly reject the Bill, which is being tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang,” he said after officiating a new community hall and handling ceremony of  government contribution to the religious institutions here in Kampung Baru Mission.</p> <p>At the event yesterday, Ongkili who is also the Kota Marudu member of parliament presented the Federal Government’s contributions of RM1 million to 20 churches here, with each receiving RM50,000.</p> <p>Source : theborneopost</p></div> Longhouse handed over to Rungus community 2016-11-26T13:53:00+08:00 2016-11-26T13:53:00+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/657-longhouse-handed-over-to-rungus-community Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><strong>Kudat:</strong><span> The Sabah State Federal Development Office (PPPNS) on Friday handed over a 15-door long house for the Rungus Matunggong community to the Matunggong Sub-District Office here.</span></p> <p>The handing over of the Kampung Membatu Laut long house was conducted by State Development Officer Datuk Ruji Ubi.</p> <p>In a statement issued after the ceremony, Ruji said the long house was the third to be ready and handed over to the respective district offices this year.</p> <p>"The building of a modern long house equipped with basic amenities to replace the traditional long house is hoped will enable the recipients to live a more comfortable life," he added.</p> <p>He said the long house would be officially opened by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Ongkili this Dec 3.</p> <p>According to Ruji, PPPNS had built 20 long houses and 20 more currently under construction.<br /><br /></p> <p>Source : dailyexpress</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><strong>Kudat:</strong><span> The Sabah State Federal Development Office (PPPNS) on Friday handed over a 15-door long house for the Rungus Matunggong community to the Matunggong Sub-District Office here.</span></p> <p>The handing over of the Kampung Membatu Laut long house was conducted by State Development Officer Datuk Ruji Ubi.</p> <p>In a statement issued after the ceremony, Ruji said the long house was the third to be ready and handed over to the respective district offices this year.</p> <p>"The building of a modern long house equipped with basic amenities to replace the traditional long house is hoped will enable the recipients to live a more comfortable life," he added.</p> <p>He said the long house would be officially opened by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Ongkili this Dec 3.</p> <p>According to Ruji, PPPNS had built 20 long houses and 20 more currently under construction.<br /><br /></p> <p>Source : dailyexpress</p></div> Pairin says govt to improve electricity delivery on Sabah’s east coast 2016-11-23T13:51:01+08:00 2016-11-23T13:51:01+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/656-pairin-says-govt-to-improve-electricity-delivery-on-sabah-s-east-coast Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span><strong>KOTA KINABALU,</strong> Nov 23 — The government has approved five projects in Sabah’s east coast to accommodate and support the electricity generation system, as well as improve the quality of power delivery system in the area, says Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.</span></p> <p>He said the federal government, via the Planing and Implementation of Electricity Supply and Tariff Committee (JPPPET) Meeting chaired by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili in August, had given its approval for implementation of the projects.</p> <p>He said the projects were the 18 megawatt (MW) Melawa gas turbine transfer project to Sabah’s east coast projected to be completed in 2017/2018; a new 30MW power generation plant in Lahad Datu scheduled for completion in April 2018; and, a new 60MW power generation plant at the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Sandakan which was expected to begin operations in April 2019.</p> <p>“The two other projects are the 300MW combined gas power plant in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Sandakan which will come on stream in stages from 2018 to 2020/2021, and the renewable energy (RE) project with feed-in tariff scheme from large-scale solar (LSS), biomass, mini hydro and geothermal plants for the east coast of Sabah from 2012 to 2018,” Pairin, who is also deputy chief minister told the Sabah State Assembly.</p> <p>He was replying to Datuk Au Kam Wah (BN-Elopura) who wanted to know the status of the additional 330MW power generation plant for Sabah’s east coast.</p> <p>In another development, Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin said fishing equipment permissible and licensed under certain conditions were trawler, purse trawl, longline, sunk trawl and fishing line while illegal fishing methods included fish bomb, cyanide and fish gun.</p> <p>“Under Section 25 (B) of the Fisheries Act 1985, those convicted of practising illegal methods of fishing could be fined not exceeding RM20,000 or a jail term not exceeding two years or both,” he said when replying to a question by Junz Wong (Warisan-Likas).</p> <p>Meanwhile, Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Kamarlin Ombi said as a measure to reduce traffic congestion at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) had set up an action committee.</p> <p>“The committee has implemented an integrated operation to issue summonses and tow away vehicles blocking arrival and departure traffic flow.</p> <p>“The operation will continue to be conducted and intensified during festive seasons, he said.</p> <p>He was replying to a question by Datuk Saddi Abdul Rahman (BN-Sukau) on the government’s measures to reduce traffic congestion at KKIA from the transfer of Air Asia from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1.<span>— Bernama</span></p> <p>Source : themalaymailonline</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span><strong>KOTA KINABALU,</strong> Nov 23 — The government has approved five projects in Sabah’s east coast to accommodate and support the electricity generation system, as well as improve the quality of power delivery system in the area, says Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.</span></p> <p>He said the federal government, via the Planing and Implementation of Electricity Supply and Tariff Committee (JPPPET) Meeting chaired by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili in August, had given its approval for implementation of the projects.</p> <p>He said the projects were the 18 megawatt (MW) Melawa gas turbine transfer project to Sabah’s east coast projected to be completed in 2017/2018; a new 30MW power generation plant in Lahad Datu scheduled for completion in April 2018; and, a new 60MW power generation plant at the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Sandakan which was expected to begin operations in April 2019.</p> <p>“The two other projects are the 300MW combined gas power plant in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Sandakan which will come on stream in stages from 2018 to 2020/2021, and the renewable energy (RE) project with feed-in tariff scheme from large-scale solar (LSS), biomass, mini hydro and geothermal plants for the east coast of Sabah from 2012 to 2018,” Pairin, who is also deputy chief minister told the Sabah State Assembly.</p> <p>He was replying to Datuk Au Kam Wah (BN-Elopura) who wanted to know the status of the additional 330MW power generation plant for Sabah’s east coast.</p> <p>In another development, Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin said fishing equipment permissible and licensed under certain conditions were trawler, purse trawl, longline, sunk trawl and fishing line while illegal fishing methods included fish bomb, cyanide and fish gun.</p> <p>“Under Section 25 (B) of the Fisheries Act 1985, those convicted of practising illegal methods of fishing could be fined not exceeding RM20,000 or a jail term not exceeding two years or both,” he said when replying to a question by Junz Wong (Warisan-Likas).</p> <p>Meanwhile, Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Kamarlin Ombi said as a measure to reduce traffic congestion at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB) had set up an action committee.</p> <p>“The committee has implemented an integrated operation to issue summonses and tow away vehicles blocking arrival and departure traffic flow.</p> <p>“The operation will continue to be conducted and intensified during festive seasons, he said.</p> <p>He was replying to a question by Datuk Saddi Abdul Rahman (BN-Sukau) on the government’s measures to reduce traffic congestion at KKIA from the transfer of Air Asia from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1.<span>— Bernama</span></p> <p>Source : themalaymailonline</p></div> All eyes on 13 new Sabah state seats 2016-11-21T13:48:44+08:00 2016-11-21T13:48:44+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/655-all-eyes-on-13-new-sabah-state-seats Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span>When the Election Commission (EC) posted the list of the 13 proposed new state constituencies in Sabah on Sept 15, a tone has been set for the upcoming general election.</span></p> <p><span>While voters speculate on whether their polling stations will be changed or who will be fielded, political parties on both sides of the divide discuss which areas to contest. Even though the list is tentative, some have started to voice interest on the grounds of track record and “win-ability”.</span></p> <p><span><span>While it is still too early for the state opposition parties as they have yet to iron out their “collaborative” efforts to fight Sabah Barisan Nasional on a single front, BN component parties have been bolder; while not openly staking claims on seats, they have mentioned the number of new seats they are eyeing.</span><br /><br /><span><span>United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), state-based parties known for championing state and native rights, are among the first to signal interest.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Upko acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the party was realistic in its wish to have four out of the 13 new seats, besides retaining its quota of four parliamentary and six state seats.</span><br /><br /><span><span>He made the request in front of BN chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was in the state to launch Upko’s convention last week. While he had not mentioned any particular seats, party acting deputy president Datuk Siringan Gubat was previously quoted as saying they hoped the BN central leadership would give them the opportunity to represent the coalition at the proposed Dambai, Mengaris, Telupid and Bengkoka seats. The other new seats are Tanjung Dumpil, Pantai Dalit, Pintasan, Sungai Manila, Lamag, Kukusan, Darau, Tulid and Segama. Siringan said the party was confident of contesting these Kadazandusun- and Murut- (KDM) majority areas.</span><br /></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, on the other hand, requested for six new seats during the party congress last week. This is on top of their quota of 13 state and four parliamentary seats. The party lost six state seats (Matunggong, Tamparuli, Api-Api, Sri Tanjong, Inanam and Kadamaian) and one parliamentary seat (Kota Kinabalu) in the last election. Ongkili wanted Telupid, Mengaris and Dambai — the three same seats Upko wanted — saying the multiracial party could deliver results based on its track record and presence.</span><br /><br /><span><span>He reasoned: “Some of these areas, for example Telupid, comes out from Labuk, a constituency we never lost since 1985. So, who else is better to contest there?” Liberal Democratic Party, a Chinese-based BN component party, also signals interest in some of the new “urban and suburban areas” seats, but stops short of naming them.</span><span><span><br /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Liberal Democratic Party, a Chinese-based BN component party, also signals interest in some of the new “urban and suburban areas” seats, but stops short of naming them. Sabah MIC, which did not contest in the previous general elections, wants to run in any parliamentary or state seat and represent some 13,000 Indians in the state.</span><span><br /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Najib, in his visit to the state last week, said while everyone could make requests, what mattered was who could ensure victory for the coalition. “The decision must be based on what is best for BN. We need to form not just a government, but a strong one.” For now though, it is a waiting game as EC gears towards the second exhibition of the notice following the local inquiry from the first display.</span><br /><br /><span>Source :NewStraitstimeonline</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span>When the Election Commission (EC) posted the list of the 13 proposed new state constituencies in Sabah on Sept 15, a tone has been set for the upcoming general election.</span></p> <p><span>While voters speculate on whether their polling stations will be changed or who will be fielded, political parties on both sides of the divide discuss which areas to contest. Even though the list is tentative, some have started to voice interest on the grounds of track record and “win-ability”.</span></p> <p><span><span>While it is still too early for the state opposition parties as they have yet to iron out their “collaborative” efforts to fight Sabah Barisan Nasional on a single front, BN component parties have been bolder; while not openly staking claims on seats, they have mentioned the number of new seats they are eyeing.</span><br /><br /><span><span>United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), state-based parties known for championing state and native rights, are among the first to signal interest.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Upko acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the party was realistic in its wish to have four out of the 13 new seats, besides retaining its quota of four parliamentary and six state seats.</span><br /><br /><span><span>He made the request in front of BN chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was in the state to launch Upko’s convention last week. While he had not mentioned any particular seats, party acting deputy president Datuk Siringan Gubat was previously quoted as saying they hoped the BN central leadership would give them the opportunity to represent the coalition at the proposed Dambai, Mengaris, Telupid and Bengkoka seats. The other new seats are Tanjung Dumpil, Pantai Dalit, Pintasan, Sungai Manila, Lamag, Kukusan, Darau, Tulid and Segama. Siringan said the party was confident of contesting these Kadazandusun- and Murut- (KDM) majority areas.</span><br /></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili, on the other hand, requested for six new seats during the party congress last week. This is on top of their quota of 13 state and four parliamentary seats. The party lost six state seats (Matunggong, Tamparuli, Api-Api, Sri Tanjong, Inanam and Kadamaian) and one parliamentary seat (Kota Kinabalu) in the last election. Ongkili wanted Telupid, Mengaris and Dambai — the three same seats Upko wanted — saying the multiracial party could deliver results based on its track record and presence.</span><br /><br /><span><span>He reasoned: “Some of these areas, for example Telupid, comes out from Labuk, a constituency we never lost since 1985. So, who else is better to contest there?” Liberal Democratic Party, a Chinese-based BN component party, also signals interest in some of the new “urban and suburban areas” seats, but stops short of naming them.</span><span><span><br /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Liberal Democratic Party, a Chinese-based BN component party, also signals interest in some of the new “urban and suburban areas” seats, but stops short of naming them. Sabah MIC, which did not contest in the previous general elections, wants to run in any parliamentary or state seat and represent some 13,000 Indians in the state.</span><span><br /></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Najib, in his visit to the state last week, said while everyone could make requests, what mattered was who could ensure victory for the coalition. “The decision must be based on what is best for BN. We need to form not just a government, but a strong one.” For now though, it is a waiting game as EC gears towards the second exhibition of the notice following the local inquiry from the first display.</span><br /><br /><span>Source :NewStraitstimeonline</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> Federal govt has to do more for Sabah – Ghapur 2016-11-18T12:40:13+08:00 2016-11-18T12:40:13+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/654-federal-govt-has-to-do-more-for-sabah-ghapur Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><strong>TAWAU</strong>: The federal government needs to intensify its efforts in bringing developmenst to Sabah, in particular to Tawau, said Kalabakan member of parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">He said the development gap between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah was still obvious, despite Sabah together formed Malaysia more than 50 years ago.</span></p> <p>For example, he said the people in Sabah, especially in Tawau, were still facing water and electricity problems which had been going on for years.</p> <p>“We don’t know until when these problems of electricity and water will continue even though we have already expressed on these matters numerous times,” he said.</p> <p>Ghapur also commented on the statement by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili recently which stated that Barisan Nasional (BN) just listened to 51 percent of the voice of the party.</p> <p>PBS also stated that the party would not support BN if the voice of the party was not heard.</p> <p>“As well as with us, how will the grassroot community support BN if their voice and their needs are not heard?” he said.</p> <p>On another case, Ghapur said he had received complaints from the people that they were asked to pay additional deposit by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).</p> <p>“I don’t understand why the people are being burdened? Is it because the government has no money?” he asked.</p> <p>“And we leaders (MPs) should be informed of this matter and discuss with us in advance with us. We ask SESB to explain on this matter,” he said in a statement yesterday.</p> <p>Source : theborneopost</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><strong>TAWAU</strong>: The federal government needs to intensify its efforts in bringing developmenst to Sabah, in particular to Tawau, said Kalabakan member of parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">He said the development gap between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah was still obvious, despite Sabah together formed Malaysia more than 50 years ago.</span></p> <p>For example, he said the people in Sabah, especially in Tawau, were still facing water and electricity problems which had been going on for years.</p> <p>“We don’t know until when these problems of electricity and water will continue even though we have already expressed on these matters numerous times,” he said.</p> <p>Ghapur also commented on the statement by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili recently which stated that Barisan Nasional (BN) just listened to 51 percent of the voice of the party.</p> <p>PBS also stated that the party would not support BN if the voice of the party was not heard.</p> <p>“As well as with us, how will the grassroot community support BN if their voice and their needs are not heard?” he said.</p> <p>On another case, Ghapur said he had received complaints from the people that they were asked to pay additional deposit by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).</p> <p>“I don’t understand why the people are being burdened? Is it because the government has no money?” he asked.</p> <p>“And we leaders (MPs) should be informed of this matter and discuss with us in advance with us. We ask SESB to explain on this matter,” he said in a statement yesterday.</p> <p>Source : theborneopost</p></div> Ong questions solar farm project awarded to Umno man 2016-11-17T12:29:41+08:00 2016-11-17T12:29:41+08:00 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/100-news-2016/653-ong-questions-solar-farm-project-awarded-to-umno-man Bash bash@catzmedia.com <div class="feed-description"><p><span><strong>PETALING JAYA:</strong> Is having an Umno leader as a shareholder of a company a criteria for the awarding of contracts by the government, asks DAP lawmaker Ong Kian Ming.</span></p> <p>The Serdang MP said that could be one explanation following the disclosure by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with three Special Purpose Companies (SPCs) earlier this month, to build solar farms.</p> <p>Ong also questioned the value of the PPA signed by TNB.</p> <p>The solar farms – Quantum Solar Park (Malacca), Quantum Solar Park (Kedah) and Quantum Solar Park (Terengganu) – were set up by a consortium of three private companies to build three 50MW solar farms in Jasin (Malacca), Gurun (Kedah) and Merchang (Terengganu).</p> <p>He added that the bigger shock was that all three private companies did not have any experience in solar technology.</p> <p>According to Ong, as per the filing by TNB to Bursa Malaysia on the signing of the PPAs, one of the three private companies is Maltech Pro, which was incorporated in April 2012.</p> <p>He said a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) showed that the shareholders of Maltechpro include Umno supreme council member Sohaimi Shahadan, who owns 35 per cent of the company and is its executive chairman, and Shah Alam Umno leader Ahmad Zaffry Sulaiman, who owns 20 per cent of the company.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-720356" src="http://s3media.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/note1_.jpg" alt="note1_" width="551" height="181" /></p> <div class="code-block code-block-1 ai-viewport-1"> <div id="div-gpt-ad-1462811451620-0" data-google-query-id="CLTNw_eR0tACFcEYjwod9nEO7g"> </div> </div> <p>“Maltech Pro is in the business of ‘mobile applications, devices and equipment’, according to its company profile. It was in the news in 2012 for selling the first Malaysian made tablet – 1 Malaysia Pad – at RM999, according to a report in The Star, dated May 25, 2012.</p> <p>“At the time of writing, it is unsure if any of these tablets were ever delivered to buyers, especially since even Maltech Pro’s website (www.maltechpro.com) is no longer functioning,” Ong said.</p> <p>He added that TNB had stated in its filing to Bursa that these solar farm projects were awarded by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.</p> <p>On Cam-Lite, Ong’s research uncovered that its only two shareholders are a father Zainoor Sulaiman, with a 90 per cent stake, and his daughter Zeliza, holding the remaining 10 per cent.</p> <p>“Cam-Lite does not have any website and in its last filing to SSM, its revenue for financial year ending 2012 was RM131,359 with a profit of RM1,397,” Ong said.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-720364" src="http://s3media.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/y35.jpg" alt="y35" width="648" height="164" /></p> <p>He added that only the third company in the consortium, Itramas, has a website (<span><a href="http://www.itramas.com/" target="_blank">www.itramas.com</a></span>) that works and lists three core areas of business, namely Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Security and Surveillance, and LED lighting products.</p> <p>Itramas revenues in 2014 amounted to RM44million but it made an after-tax profit of RM413,189.</p> <p>“I had asked last February for the minister, Maximus Ongkili, to reveal the identity of the consortium which was awarded the right to build a 150MW solar farm, but he was not willing to divulge this information.</p> <p>“He refused even when I asked him directly during a parliamentary sitting,” Ong said, adding that it was only made known after TNB’s filing with Bursa.</p> <p>Ong then questioned as to how these companies were picked given that they lacked any track record.</p> <p>“This is more so, especially when there are many other more qualified companies who were bidding for these solar farm projects in Malaysia.”</p> <p> Source : freemalaysiatoday</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><span><strong>PETALING JAYA:</strong> Is having an Umno leader as a shareholder of a company a criteria for the awarding of contracts by the government, asks DAP lawmaker Ong Kian Ming.</span></p> <p>The Serdang MP said that could be one explanation following the disclosure by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with three Special Purpose Companies (SPCs) earlier this month, to build solar farms.</p> <p>Ong also questioned the value of the PPA signed by TNB.</p> <p>The solar farms – Quantum Solar Park (Malacca), Quantum Solar Park (Kedah) and Quantum Solar Park (Terengganu) – were set up by a consortium of three private companies to build three 50MW solar farms in Jasin (Malacca), Gurun (Kedah) and Merchang (Terengganu).</p> <p>He added that the bigger shock was that all three private companies did not have any experience in solar technology.</p> <p>According to Ong, as per the filing by TNB to Bursa Malaysia on the signing of the PPAs, one of the three private companies is Maltech Pro, which was incorporated in April 2012.</p> <p>He said a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) showed that the shareholders of Maltechpro include Umno supreme council member Sohaimi Shahadan, who owns 35 per cent of the company and is its executive chairman, and Shah Alam Umno leader Ahmad Zaffry Sulaiman, who owns 20 per cent of the company.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-720356" src="http://s3media.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/note1_.jpg" alt="note1_" width="551" height="181" /></p> <div class="code-block code-block-1 ai-viewport-1"> <div id="div-gpt-ad-1462811451620-0" data-google-query-id="CLTNw_eR0tACFcEYjwod9nEO7g"> </div> </div> <p>“Maltech Pro is in the business of ‘mobile applications, devices and equipment’, according to its company profile. It was in the news in 2012 for selling the first Malaysian made tablet – 1 Malaysia Pad – at RM999, according to a report in The Star, dated May 25, 2012.</p> <p>“At the time of writing, it is unsure if any of these tablets were ever delivered to buyers, especially since even Maltech Pro’s website (www.maltechpro.com) is no longer functioning,” Ong said.</p> <p>He added that TNB had stated in its filing to Bursa that these solar farm projects were awarded by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.</p> <p>On Cam-Lite, Ong’s research uncovered that its only two shareholders are a father Zainoor Sulaiman, with a 90 per cent stake, and his daughter Zeliza, holding the remaining 10 per cent.</p> <p>“Cam-Lite does not have any website and in its last filing to SSM, its revenue for financial year ending 2012 was RM131,359 with a profit of RM1,397,” Ong said.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-720364" src="http://s3media.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/y35.jpg" alt="y35" width="648" height="164" /></p> <p>He added that only the third company in the consortium, Itramas, has a website (<span><a href="http://www.itramas.com/" target="_blank">www.itramas.com</a></span>) that works and lists three core areas of business, namely Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Security and Surveillance, and LED lighting products.</p> <p>Itramas revenues in 2014 amounted to RM44million but it made an after-tax profit of RM413,189.</p> <p>“I had asked last February for the minister, Maximus Ongkili, to reveal the identity of the consortium which was awarded the right to build a 150MW solar farm, but he was not willing to divulge this information.</p> <p>“He refused even when I asked him directly during a parliamentary sitting,” Ong said, adding that it was only made known after TNB’s filing with Bursa.</p> <p>Ong then questioned as to how these companies were picked given that they lacked any track record.</p> <p>“This is more so, especially when there are many other more qualified companies who were bidding for these solar farm projects in Malaysia.”</p> <p> Source : freemalaysiatoday</p></div>