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Sarawak can be ‘Little China’

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg envisions Sarawak becoming a ‘Little China’ as he plans to model the state after Shenzhen, China which has grown from a small fishing village into the world’s manufacturing capital. He said the state has the potential to reach that status as long as its rural areas […]

State Welfare Department launches helpline

KUCHING: The Sarawak Welfare Department (JKM) officially launched a dedicated helpline service yesterday. The official Welfare Helpline 082-514141 was launched by Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah, who said the Welfare Helpline will become the focal point for the Welfare Department to receive enquiries and complaints which […]

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Senator: Hold more trade fairs to boost local businesses

MIRI: Trade fairs have been proven to be a successful platform in assisting the business community, particularly young entrepreneurs, to market their products and services effectively. In this regard, such events should be organised more frequently to help boost local business activities, says Senator Alan Ling. “Trade fairs really provide a good platform for those […]

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Kavadi procession highlights Thaipusam do

KUCHING: Devotees, family members and supporters converged on Sri Maha Mariamman Temple at Jalan Rock here to celebrate Thaipusam yesterday. Some were at the temple and at the adjacent Indian Association Kuching (IAK) premises before 8am to prepare for the Kavadi procession. The procession departed the temple around 9am and took about an hour to […]

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Sarawak can be ‘Little China’

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg envisions Sarawak becoming a ‘Little China’ as he plans to model the state after Shenzhen, China which has grown from a small fishing village into the world’s manufacturing capital. He said the state has the potential to reach that status as long as its rural areas […]

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Fourth flood relief centre opened, evacuees rise to 133

KUCHING: A total of 133 people from 32 families have been placed at four flood relief centres here, Lundu and Sematan as of yesterday evening, an increase from the 97 evacuees recorded the previous evening. A statement from the State Disaster Management Committee said 32 persons from nine households are put up at Kampung Sungai […]

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Projects in Marudi to be carried out in stages

MARUDI: Various projects planned for this year and 2020 in Marudi will be implemented in stages, Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil said. The Marudi assemblyman told a press conference that among them is the Batang Baram bridge at Ng Ridan which will be done soon as the tender has been closed. […]

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RM600,000 for resettlers from Sarawak Energy

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy is allocating a total of RM600,000 educational incentives for the resettled communities of Bakun, Murum and Batang Ai through the Bakun Charitable Trust this year. The state-owned energy development group will be providing an additional RM200,000 to the revolving fund to be placed under the care of the Trust to help meet […]

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Analyst: GPS must familiarise people with its logo

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) must ensure that all the people  in Sarawak, especially those in rural areas, are familiar with and well aware of the coalition’s logo, according to a political analyst. Associate Professor Dr Jeniri Amir said the official launch of GPS last Saturday was a significant and historic event […]

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S’wak to turn surplus rambutan into titbit

KUCHING: The Sarawak government, through the State Agriculture Department, is contemplating buying surplus rambutan fruits and turn them into dehydrated rambutan or dried rambutan titbit. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said rambutan is another fruit that might go to waste during peak period because of oversupply. He said during the period when there are […]

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