Desmond Davidson

Desmond is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight. You can follow him on Facebook.

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2 weeks ago

Sarawak to set up sovereign wealth fund

Setup will be via investing on surplus revenue as buffer in a financial crisis, but thorough study needed, says Abang Jo.

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Sarawak to set up sovereign wealth fund

2 weeks ago

More Sarawak B40 households, singles to get Covid-19 aid

Additional payouts take government spending on cash aid  to RM943 million, says Abang Johari.

More Sarawak B40 households, singles to get Covid-19 aid

2 weeks ago

Sarawak biggest spender on Covid-19 aid for the people, says Uggah

The Sarawak deputy chief minister says the state has disbursed more money than any other state.

Sarawak biggest spender on Covid-19 aid for the people, says Uggah

2 weeks ago

Dip in Sarawak’s reserve because of Petronas’ failure to pay sales tax

State also forced to pay for projects cancelled by previous govt.

Dip in Sarawak’s reserve because of Petronas’ failure to pay sales tax

2 weeks ago

Sarawak lowers minimum age for election, defines ‘resident in the state’

State constitution to be amended to allow younger assemblymen, prevent politicial 'infiltration' by 'outsiders'.

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Sarawak lowers minimum age for election, defines ‘resident in the state’


2 weeks ago

GPS rep seeks opposition support to halt state polls during pandemic

Gerald Jabu wants Sarawak constitution amended to extend state assembly’s term by a year.

GPS rep seeks opposition support to halt state polls during pandemic

2 weeks ago

Rep slams former DAP colleagues for twisting facts on changes to Sarawak constitution

Wong King Wei says claims GPS selling out Sarawakians’ rights ‘incorrect, untruthful and entirely misleading’.

Rep slams former DAP colleagues for twisting facts on changes to Sarawak constitution

2 weeks ago

Rare earth elements a new source of wealth for Sarawak, says rep

Ali Biju says their potential must be explored and exploited.

Rare earth elements a new source of wealth for Sarawak, says rep

2 weeks ago

Nurseries, kindergartens in Covid-19 red zone Kuching allowed to reopen

State minister Fatimah Abdullah says they first need to apply to the state government to open.

Nurseries, kindergartens in Covid-19 red zone Kuching allowed to reopen

2 weeks ago

Sarawak regains 5 state rights in talks with Putrajaya

Minister says remaining 8 demands are still under negotiation in MA63 discussion.

Sarawak regains 5 state rights in talks with Putrajaya

2 weeks ago

Sarawak countermands Putrajaya and extends EMCO only a week

Ismail Sabri yesterday said lockdown on Kuching area would be for another 2 weeks.

Sarawak countermands Putrajaya and extends EMCO only a week

2 weeks ago

Bid to reveal Sarawak-Petronas settlement terms rejected by assembly

The state assembly speaker says the matter has yet to be reported to the legislature and thus cannot yet be made public.

Bid to reveal Sarawak-Petronas settlement terms rejected by assembly

2 weeks ago

GPS rep proposes amending Sarawak constitution to delay polls

Gerald Rentap Jabu fears repeat of Sabah’s Covid-19 crisis in wake of state election.

GPS rep proposes amending Sarawak constitution to delay polls

2 weeks ago

Changes to Sarawak constitution shelved to fix ‘drafting anomaly’

Lawmakers argue over specificity of 'resident in the state' definition.

Changes to Sarawak constitution shelved to fix ‘drafting anomaly’

2 weeks ago

Sarawak passes ordinance to ‘extend’ federal Covid-19 law 

State law will cover gaps in federal act.

Sarawak passes ordinance to ‘extend’ federal Covid-19 law