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Horror, shock over Masing’s statement

KUCHING: United People’s Party (UPP) has urged Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to reject outright Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing’s suggestion that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should spend Sarawak’s RM31 billion reserves ‘to win the hearts of Sarawakians’ and ‘ensure GPS stays in power’. UPP secretary-general George […]

SEB seeks to deliver secure power supply

KUCHING: Sarawak’s rapid development has resulted in a tremendous growth in energy demand to power the state where projected future demand is anticipated to rise to around 5,500MW by 2020. Thus the Sarawak government through the Ministry of Utilities has entrusted Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) with the responsibility of delivering a stable and secure power […]

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Man remanded for allegedly hiding homemade bombs

MIRI: A Magistrates’ Court here yesterday remanded a man for four days for allegedly hiding three homemade bombs underground at a farm in Niah. Subis District Officer Jempong Minggu issued the order following a remand application filed by investigating officer Insp Andrew Binjua Jr from the Miri Central police station. Andrew requested the four-day remand […]

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Authorities asked to repair Fort Hose roof

MARUDI: The authorities concerned have been called on to urgently repair the roof of Fort Hose – the town’s oldest building. Heavy rain and strong wind on Thursday, just before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri break, caused damage to the belian roof shingles as well as to the roof’s aluminium valleys. Members of the public complained […]

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‘Niti Daun’ highlight of Gawai do this year

KUCHING: The Gawai Dayak celebrations in Sarawak this year will be a big do after 24 years as 4,000 participants from 100 contingents are expected to participate in a procession, which is the celebration’s main event, this Friday (June 22). The procession is also dubbed by the organisers as ‘Niti Daun’. According to the organising […]

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Amirudin Shari sworn in as new Selangor MB

KLANG: Amirudin Shari, the state assemblyman for Sungai Tua, is the new menteri besar of Selangor. He succeeds Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali who has been appointed the Minister for Economic Affairs in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Amirudin, 38, took his oath of office as the 16th menteri besar of […]

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Horror, shock over Masing’s statement

KUCHING: United People’s Party (UPP) has urged Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to reject outright Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing’s suggestion that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) should spend Sarawak’s RM31 billion reserves ‘to win the hearts of Sarawakians’ and ‘ensure GPS stays in power’. UPP secretary-general George […]

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Govt seeks to lay multiple charges against Najib over 1MDB — Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges the government is looking to bring against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday. Dr Mahathir told Reuters in an interview that Malaysian […]

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Japan beat 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset

SARANSK, Russia: Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup. Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute for deliberate handball – the second fastest red card in World Cup history. […]

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Packed Raya schedule for Fatimah in Dalat

MUKAH: Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah and husband Datu Dr Adi Badiozaman Tuah attended several Hari Raya Aidilfitri get-togethers organised by village security and development committees (JKKKs) in Dalat here on Sunday. A press release yesterday stated that the couple first attended a gathering at […]

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