Daily Highlights

RM1 billion allocation for ‘State Water Grid’ – CM

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced today an allocation of RM1 billion for a water supply system called ‘State Water Grid’. He said this State Water Grid is meant to connect rural areas across Sarawak with treated water supply. “Our people especially those in rural areas such as Sadong Jaya and […]

Pat on the back for sports event organisers

KUCHING: Hosting sport events can contribute significantly not only to the development of sports. But it is also a great tool to stimulate and drive economic as well as social and community development. Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah highlighted this in commending Sarawak Armsports Association (Sasa), the organiser […]

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Ministry strives to engage more local anchor companies for agro-marketing

KUCHING: The state government, through the Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Ministry, will work together with more local ‘anchor companies’ in buying produce from local farmers. According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, this model is proven to be a successful one, following the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with […]

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PDP for Saratok

PM has decided there won’t be BN direct candidate for Saratok seat SARATOK: There will not be any Barisan Nasional (BN) direct candidate for Saratok during the next parliamentary election. Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said Prime Minister and BN national chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had agreed to […]

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DVS confirms Cheng’s dog put to sleep

KUCHING: Kuching Divisional Veterinary officer Dr Nicholas Jenek has confirmed that the dog belonging to Queennie Cheng had been put to sleep. According to him, all dogs sent to the state Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) are meant to be put to sleep. He said DVS would have no reason to keep the dogs that […]

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‘Bumi participation in lion dances a cultural showcase’

KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that Bumiputra involvement in lion dances reflected the intertwining harmony and understanding among the various races in the state. “We should preserve this kind of culture even though Lion dances are predominantly performed by Chinese,” he said. “I am very […]

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Don’t hit below the belt – Salang

SIBU: Julau MP Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum remains unperturbed as far as the next parliamentary election is concerned, despite the emergence of a candidate lobbying to be nominated for the seat. However, Salang cautions the candidate against making wild accusations or telling lies aimed at discrediting the opponent in order to promote himself. “Do not […]

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SSPCA calls for law on proper administration of dog breeding farms

KUCHING: Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) is calling for proper legislation to regulate dog-breeding activities. SSPCA president Datin Dona Drury-Wee, who made this call, said breeding farms should be properly registered and monitored to keep bad breeders at bay. “The authorities need to get proper legislation (set up) regarding registration of […]

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GE14: Now’s the best time for Pakatan Harapan – Muhyiddin

SIBU: Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin views that in the midst of the country facing serious economic and political crises and its people unhappy over too many unsolved issues, now would be the best time for a change of government. According to him, everywhere that he has visited – from Kedah […]

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Be bold in pushing for change

TWO weeks ago, I was invited as one of the speakers for a forum organised by the Asean University Network – Disability and Public Policy Network (AUN-DPPnet). It was held at the Institute of Leadership and Development in Negeri Sembilan. The 16 participants were all disabled persons from Asean member countries. They were here for […]

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