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‘Ladies’ Night’ spells danger for girls

Minister says teenage girls going to promotional nights at bars vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies KUCHING: ‘Ladies’ Night’ a promotional event often held at bars where female customers receive alcoholic beverages for free or at a discounted price, is now a cause for concern in Sarawak as it has been identified as one of the risk […]

S’wak Regatta, waterfront fest to be held Oct 26-Nov 4

KUCHING: The Sarawak Regatta-Kuching Waterfront Festival 2018 is scheduled to take place this year from Oct 26-Nov 4. The annual event attracted some 10,000 visitors daily last year and this year, the Kuching Waterfront is expected to see big crowds at the Sarawak Regatta and the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race which offer RM280,000 worth […]

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Fatimah: Transgenders not discriminated against

KUCHING: The Ministry of Welfare, Community Well-Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development will not discriminate against transgender people who need assistance or support in terms of education and skills. Its minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said even though transgenders often faced discrimination due to their appearance and behaviour, they should not be denied the rights […]

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Suspect in Tiong Hua Road murder further remanded

SIBU: The suspect in the murder of a civil servant in Tiong Hua Road on Aug 2 was yesterday ordered by a magistrate’s court here to be further remanded for seven days. The suspect was first remanded for seven days in hospital on Aug 8. He is being investigated for the alleged killing of Nurnia […]

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Don’t discuss sensitive issues in public, GPS leaders advised

KUCHING: Component parties of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should refrain from airing their views on sensitive matters pertaining to the coalition in public but discuss such matters in a cordial private setting. This advice was given by Datuk Idris Buang, information chief of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), in a press statement yesterday in response […]

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Mother recalls siblings’ final moments

SRI AMAN: Help me! Those were the last words Jamilah Tuah heard her five-year-old son Zulkarnain Ajizul shout as a fire gutted the family’s wooden house in Kampung Hilir Lingga on Tuesday. Zulkarnain and his brother Zulfadli, 2, perished in the incident while their eight-year-old sister and mother were able to escape unharmed. “I was […]

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S’wak arm wrestlers pull off nine medals in national debut

KUCHING: Sarawak pullers bagged six gold and three bronze medals at the recent National Armwrestling Championship in Cyberjaya. Sarawak Armwrestling Association (Sasa) president Matthew Dominic Barin was impressed with the performance as it was the first time Sarawak participated in the national event. The championship had attracted 312 participants from 14 states contesting in 36 […]

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‘Statelessness a long-standing issue in states’

KUCHING: Solidariti Anak Sarawak (S4S) applauds Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s pledge to address the issue of statelessness across Malaysia but urged the premier to extend the initiative to the natives of Sarawak and Sabah. Human rights activist Peter John Jaban said this is because the issue of statelessness has been plaguing natives in […]

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‘Ladies’ Night’ spells danger for girls

Minister says teenage girls going to promotional nights at bars vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies KUCHING: ‘Ladies’ Night’ a promotional event often held at bars where female customers receive alcoholic beverages for free or at a discounted price, is now a cause for concern in Sarawak as it has been identified as one of the risk […]

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Lo: SUPP wants GPS to be exclusive club like BN

KUCHING: United People’s Party (UPP) secretary general George Lo views the 10-point request or understanding by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) as nothing more than a wish list by SUPP. Lo does not believe that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will revert to the old Barisan Nasional (BN) formula of an exclusive alliance just because of […]

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