Sabah – News Flash

23 September 2016

Sabah News - September 23

Positive Results for New Customs Strategy

The Royal Malaysian Customs developed a new strategy called Collaborated Border Management (CBM) in entry points in Kota Kinabalu and Johor Baru and two months after its implementation, a number of smuggling activities have been foiled at these ports.  CBM involves strategically placing assessment officers and armed Customs enforcement officers in the frontline.

Datuk T. Subromaniam, Customs deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance), said that because of its success, CBM will be launched in five additional entry points and soon it will be all over the country to stop smuggling activities.

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BHP and Information Department for Highway Project

The Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd (BHP) and the Information Department in Sabah have become partners to give a favorable image to the Pan Borneo Highway Project.  As the delivery partner of the project, it is important that the people are informed of the positive impact in terms of infrastructure, landscape and economic development, BHP Corporate Communication Unit Chief Norazlena Alsaplee said Wednesday after a courtesy call to Information Department Acting Director Yunus Saprin where they discussed what should be reported and how will the information be disseminated.

60 Years of Evangelization

The Good Shepherd Sisters are celebrating their 60 years in Malaysia serving the marginalized, especially women and children.  Starting out in a convent in Jalan Ampang in 1956, the congregation now has residential and hostel facilities, outreach programmes, early childhood education and micro-enterprise projects for women, children and the youth.

The programmes and services of the Good Shepherd is being managed by Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd (PKGS), a non-profit organization.  In 2005, a major change was introduced to the congregation by accepting lay people to work in PKGS.  The result was an awakening on the part of the sisters.  They realized the significant contribution of lay people to the success of their mission.  From 6 lay employees, it has increased to nearly 60 lay people.

31st Sabah Annual Art Selection On

A total of 386 entries were received from 377 participants for the 31st Annual Art Selection in Sabah.  This competition is held in conjunction with the Head of State’s birthday celebration and the winner will have the chance for a solo exhibit at the Le Meridien Hotel on October 7 plus RM6,000 as cash prize.  There are three categories – Category A for lower secondary school, Category B for upper secondary school and Category C for the open category.

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