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Special unit to be set up to help Chinese schools

KUCHING: Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says he is mulling over the viability of setting up a special unit to financially assist independent Chinese secondary schools and aided Chinese primary schools in Sarawak. The Chief Minister said such consideration emerged following a recent request by a Chinese school board here. “I’m looking into a […]

Minister hopes federal diesel supply for schools to continue

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is hopeful that Putrajaya would continue the diesel subsidies to the 21 affected schools in Sarawak. In this regard, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael ManyinJawong said he recently met the officials from the federal Ministry of Education to discuss the matter. “The subsidies are supposed to […]

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6.15 pct for conventional savings, 5.9 pct for Shariah

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has declared a dividend rate of 6.15 per cent for conventional savings 2018, with payout amounting to RM43 billion and 5.9 per cent for Shariah savings 2018, with a payout amounting to RM4.32 billion. In total, the payout for 2018 amounts to RM47.31 billion, a marginal decrease of […]

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Supermarket chain busted for stealing electricity

SIBU: Sarawak Energy’s utility arm Syarikat Sesco Berhad’s close surveillance on power theft activities has led to another raid involving a local supermarket chain in Ulu Sungai Merah and Sibu Jaya recently. The executive operation was carried out by Sesco’s technicians and auxiliary police after they obtained a search warrant from a magistrate’s court here. […]

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PM: Fulfil promises or govt will collapse

KUALA LUMPUR: Any government will collapse if they fail to fulfil their promises to the rakyat, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said this also applies to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) led government that took over from Barisan Nasional following the coalition’s victory at the 14th General Election. “People have decided that, now […]

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Kakus readies 16 flood evacuation centres

SIBU: Sixteen flood evacuation centres in Kakus near here have been placed on standby following the continuous wet weather. According to Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs Datuk John Sikie Tayai, these centres would be activated when the need arises. However, he said no reports of flood have been received from his constituency thus […]

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CM maintains S’wak is one of three regions in Malaysia

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants to ‘stick to the original’ of the Federal Constitution, which states that Sarawak is one among the three regions in Malaysia. He said he could not bring himself to concur with Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who recently proposed that Sabah […]

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No plan for cabinet reshuffle – Abg Johari

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has no plan for a cabinet reshuffle at the moment, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The chairman of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) – Sarawak’s ruling coalition – said this yesterday in dismissing talks about his administration being in the process of forming a new cabinet line-up. Abang […]

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No snap election, says Abg Johari

KUCHING: Sarawakians are not going to the polls any time soon, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. At a press conference here yesterday, the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president shrugged off any talk that the 12th state election could be around the corner. He dismissed speculation […]

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Jalan Sekama records 15 dengue cases since start of 2019

KUCHING: The number of dengue cases reported from Jalan Sekama here has risen to 15, since two locations there were declared as dengue outbreak zones, on Jan 23 and Feb 11 this year, respectively. According to Health Department Sarawak, there are 12 cases involving neighbourhoods along the main Jalan Sekama, and three from Jalan Sekama Utara. […]

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