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Already 9 deaths on Labuan roads this year

LABUAN, Oct 24: Accidents have claimed two lives on the road here this month, bringing the tally to nine this year against 14 cases year-on-year. Last Saturday, a motorcyclist crashed into a Toyota Hilux at the Tamu traffic light junction in a 2am mishap. The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to injury three hours later. A week ago, a lorry attendant fell on the road before being run ove ...

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Taiwan seeks role in Labuan’s growth

LABUAN, Oct 17: Taiwan is seeking a stake in Labuan's economy, especially in the oil and gas, tourism, green technology and halal and finance sectors. Its deputy representative, Lin Min Li and third secretary Kuo Chiu Hong, who were on a two-day visit to explore business opportunities, met the Labuan Chinese Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) for a dialogue. Datuk Wong Kii Yii, LCCC chairman, in welcoming them, ass ...

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Labuan police seek public help to track down rape suspect

LABUAN: Police are seeking the public’s cooperation to track down a 20-year-old man to assist in an investigation into a statutory rape case involving a 14-year-old school girl. Labuan police Supt Adzhar Othman said the man, from Kuala Penyu, Sabah, who worked for a courier service company, was believed to be still at large in the mainland of Sabah. According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect (who ...

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No hike in prices of goods yet in Labuan

LABUAN: Labuan, an island which depends largely on mainland Sabah for consumer goods, has yet to experience higher prices in the wake of the recent fuel price hike, although the possibility has not been ruled out. Labuan Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Chief Enforcement Officer Aslani Dabi said the increase was unavoidable in view of the island's over-dependence on imported food items. "We cann ...

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Labuan FSA Sees Huge Potential For Linkages With Iskandar Malaysia

LABUAN: The growing opportunities arising from the strength of economies in the region present immense potential for business linkages between the Labuan International Business Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) and Iskandar Malaysia, says Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) Director General Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin. The two authorities on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here to ...

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New tourism programmes soon for Labuan

LABUAN: New tourism-related programmes will soon be introduced with the involvement of various related agencies, particularly the Labuan Corporation (LC), in the island. Labuan Tourism Malaysia Office director Faruzrahidzah Mohd Kassim said, while meetings were held with various industry players, the programmes had yet to be finalised. "We have had meetings with various industry players, like travel agents, ...

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