Shafie says will talk to Guan Eng to stop gambling licences for Sabah
SANDAKAN, May 10 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants the Finance Ministry to stop issuing gambling licences for operators based in the north Borneo state. Shafie who is also state finance minister said he will speak directly with his federal counterpart Lim Guan Eng to stop...
SANDAKAN, May 10 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal wants the Finance Ministry to stop issuing gambling licences for operators based in the north Borneo state.
The chief minister was speaking to the ethnic Chinese business community here today ahead of the Sandakan parliamentary by-election tomorrow.
“You want to play mahjong, go ahead, but no money. I know mahjong is very important, it is like that in my hometown. But no gambling, slot machines or casinos. I won’t approve of that. Not in Sabah,” he said.
They don’t want Sabah to be known as a gambling state and asked the state government to come up with a plan to gradually eradicate gambling activities.
The state government had imposed a hike in slot machine taxes from RM10,000 to RM50,000 annually, and duties on profits made from these machines have been increased from 20 per cent to 30 per cent.Read more: Malay Mail
Shafie mahu Putrajaya hentikan keluar lesen mesin judi | The Malaysian InsightKetua menteri Sabah berkata, beliau akan bincangkan dengan Menteri Kewangan Lim Guan Eng berhubung perkara itu.
Shafie: No directive issued to stop Najib from entering SabahSANDAKAN: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says Datuk Seri Najib Razak is free to come into Sabah, refuting rumours that there is a directive to ban him from entering the state.
Sabah understands Federal Govt's constraints — ShafieSANDAKAN (May 9): The Sabah State Government believes in the ability of the Federal Government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to steer the country towards greater economic heights.Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the State Government was also aware of the Federal Government’s constraints in realising its goals within a short period.“I am aware (of the constraints) and the fact that it has been one year since the Federal Government took over.“But it is
We've never stopped anyone from coming to Sabah, says Shafie Shafie Apdal says he's not worried about Najib Razak's upcoming visit to Sandakan, saying it could actually help DAP win.
Shafie: Sabah govt has no power to issue IC, passportsChief Minister answers critics who have alleged that illegal immigrants were being granted identity papers.
3 negara setuju syarat laksana sistem barter di Sabah, kata Shafie | The Malaysian InsightAntaranya ialah jenis barangan boleh didagangkan dan jenis kapal digunakan memerlukan penelitian menyeluruh.
Sabah understands federal gov't's constraints - ShafieThe chief minister says even so, the federal gov't does not restrict the Sabah gov't from speaking up on sticky issues.
Sabah tiada kuasa keluarkan MyKad dan pasport, kata Shafie | The Malaysian InsightBidang kuasa mengeluarkan dokumen pengenalan diri hanya terletak dalam bidang kuasa jabatan peringkat Persekutuan iaitu Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) dan Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM).
Sabah govt has no authority to issue identification documents, says Shafie | The Malaysian InsightAccusations that Sabah govt issued documents to illegal immigrants untrue, says chief minister.
Shafie questions opposition's ability to fight for SabahSANDAKAN: The opposition figures in the by-election campaign here are those who did not vote for the amendment in the Federal Constitution to protect Sabah's rights, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal .
Only power abusers need fear police complaints panel, says Guan Eng | The Malaysian InsightOnly power abusers need fear police complaints panel, says Guan Eng saifuddinabd Haiya Ah Eng. Easy to talk la coz yr papa Mahathir will pardon yr court case before, now n future.