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Borneo natives take anti-dams campaign to Europe

NGO delegation from Sarawak visits Switzerland and Norway to meet government officials and European energy corporations’ headquarters – ABB and Norconsult to be held accountable for their Malaysia business Zurich / Switzerland, Oslo / Norway, 13 May 2014: Malaysian natives have just arrived in Europe to confront European companies and the public with the human rights abuses and environmental destruction tak ...

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Sabah Fest – A Cultural Extravaganza is back with ‘AKI NABALU’

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 22, 2014: The much awaited cultural extravaganza - Sabah Fest returns with another spectacular show highlighting Sabah's diversity in cultures, traditions and the people. The theme for this year is 'AKI NABALU', event will be held from 2nd to 4th of May 2014 at the Kompleks Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN) Sabah Auditorium, starting at 8PM. Take a journey back in time to witn ...

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Building an ecosystem: Embracing cultural differences

Meng Wong [company chairman Wong Meng Weng] and I were inspired to set up JFDI (Joyful Frog Digital Incubator) by the idea that it was becoming possible to innovate and teach entrepreneurship systematically. In 2011, when we set up some of the first Startup Weekends with partners across Asia, it was clear that something interesting was happening to startups at Y Combinator, Techstars and Steve Blank's class ...

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Sabah: Why 70% teachers from peninsular?

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) wants to know why priority is not being given to Sabahans in recruitment of teachers in the state. The opposition party said the State Education Department should explain the rationale behind the deployment of almost 70% of teachers from Peninsular Malaysia to teach in Sabah. Brister Mokujal, a youth wing leader of the party who led a peaceful protest on the ...

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Surgeons score a ‘first’ in Borneo

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 19: Three surgeons became the first in Borneo to implant the "Edwards Rapid Deployment Intuity Valve" in three patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis with coronary artery disease. Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons with Queen Elizabeth Hospital II (QEH II) Dr David Tang and Dr Abu Bakar and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia Dr Marco Larobina performed the surgeries on Nov 28 and ...

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Rising Borneo consciousness among S’wak bloggers

Sabah Star chairman Jeffrey Kitingan said the rise of political consciousness in Sarawak augured well for Borneo. KUCHING, Jan 29: Over 50 bloggers here met with Sabah assemblyman Jeffrey Kitingan to brainstorm over existing issues affecting the two Borneo states. Topping their discussions were the federal government’s defaults on the Malaysia Agreement and the insidious ‘amendments’ to the federal constitu ...

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Sabah prepares for second World Heritage Site listing

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 29: Sabah is continuing its effort to have Danum Valley, Maliau Basin and Imbak Canyon recognized as World Heritage Sites (WHS) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said a state-level committee entrusted with the task was preparing all the required feedback and documentation required ...

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‘Guide to Gingers of Borneo’ launched

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 6: Sprouting riotously colorful flowers always, Sabah's wild gingers in bloom never fail to make heads turn in the jungle. "A Guide to Gingers of Borneo" launched by Tan Jiew Hoe, President of Gardening Society of Singapore, at the Sabah Society Secretariat, Damai, strikes the reader precisely with that overwhelming impression practically from cover to cover. But strangely, the great pote ...

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Sumatran rhino last stand

KOTA KINABALU: With only about 100 left in Indonesia and Malaysia, researchers and conservationists in Sabah stress on the need to consider the populations of Sumatran rhinoceros in Sumatra and Borneo as a single management unit. They demonstrated the need in a paper published this week in the scientific journal Oryx. The study was carried out by members of the Sabah Wildlife Department, the Department of W ...

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