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BN not fielding direct candidates for GE14 – CM

KUCHING: There will be no fielding of Barisan Nasional (BN) direct candidates to contest in the 14th General Election (GE14). This was revealed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg when asked to comment if BN direct candidates would be fielded in the looming polls emulating the formula which has proven to be […]

CM stresses importance of languages as key to future

SERIAN: Sarawakians are encouraged to have a strong command of both English and Bahasa Malaysia. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said English proficiency is very important in this era of industrial revolution. “Most of the technological devices today are produced and sold together with a manual in English. “Our market is now […]

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State to have 4th MRSM in Bintulu

KUCHING: Sarawak will have its fourth Maktab Rendah Sains MARA (MRSM) named MRSM Petronas in Bintulu, said Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi. Launching the state-level EduXtra 2018 yesterday, he said MRSM Petronas is expected to be up and running by 2021. “MRSM Petronas, once ready, will provide opportunities for young […]

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Japanese players in the spotlight in doubles finals

KUCHING: Anri Nagata and Naho Sato of Japan clinched the girls doubles crown of the 31st Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) ITF Tennis Championship (Grade 1) when they outlasted Viktoria Morvayova of Slovakia and Moyuka Uchijima of Japan at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) Tennis Centre yesterday. The Japanese pair went down 4-6 in […]

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CM lays out vision for cyber connectivity

SERIAN: Sarawak is all set to develop three crucial basic infrastructures as it strives to become a developed state. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government has decided to put in place cyber connectivity to connect fiber optic, clouding and high speed internet. He said if the state could have […]

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Driving licence, passport or receipt of lost MyKad can be used for voting

KUCHING: Voters who happen to lose their MyKad before the polling day can still cast their votes using their driving licence, passport or an official receipt of replacement of MyKad issued by the National Registration Department (JPN). Assistant director of Election Academy Amar Soufwan Morazuki reminded voters that the Election Commission (EC) would not accept […]

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Fire victims receive relief assistance from MP

BINTANGOR: Fourteen families whose houses in Kampung Muhibah, Jalan Abang Amin near here were destroyed by fire recently received assistance from Tanjung Manis MP Datuk Norah Tun Rahman. Norah, who visited the fire victims on Friday, presented immediate relief assistance in the form of food, clothing and other essential items including cash donations. Norah said […]

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Chinese told to end division

CM appeals to Chinese community to close rank to contribute effectively to state’s development   KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says a divided Chinese community will not be able to contribute effectively to the development of the state. Appealing to the different factions in the Chinese community to reconcile their differences, […]

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The mirror of politicians’ words

THE story is told of a man who considered himself a great artist and loved to criticise the art works of others to show his superiority over them. One day, he visited the museum with some friends. As the tour began, he started to give a piece of his mind on the various paintings and […]

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Farmer nabbed for spreading false news in Facebook

KUCHING: Police have arrested a Facebook account holder suspected of circulating a video clip in social media depicting a woman being stabbed and beheaded by a masked man. State CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the suspect, a farmer aged 21, was picked up in his house by a CID team from Simunjan district headquarters […]

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