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MMEA detains two cargo vessels, 39 crew in Miri waters

MIRI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) District 13 has detained two cargo vessels in Miri waters on Tuesday (Oct 16). The vessels were detained as they were suspected of committing offences under the Fisheries Act 1985, Immigration Act 1959/63 and the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952/1960. According to MMEA District 13 director Captain Md Fauzi […]

Northern region the main contributor of state’s timber export

MIRI: A total of RM2.3 billion out of the state’s RM3.6 billion in timber exports between January and August this year was from the northern region. This was noted by Assistant Minister of E-Commerce Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais in his speech at the 45th anniversary dinner of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) Northern Region on […]

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Early preparations for wushu to top 2020 Sukma

KUCHING: The Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) and Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) will be working closely with Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) to commence preparations for 20th Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) in Johor in 2020. Aiming for Sarawak to top the medal tally in wushu at the next Sukma, SSC chief executive officer cum MSNS director […]

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Fatimah: Time to tackle mental illness seriously

KUCHING: It is high time for mental illness become a prime issue to be addressed and not be regarded as isolated cases, said Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah. She said with some cases resulting in death among the patients and their family members, a more concerted […]

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Plight of stateless children: Association seeks meeting with Home Ministry

KOTA KINABALU: An estimated 8,000 children in Sabah, whose mothers are foreigners, are facing difficulty obtaining citizenship status even though their fathers are Malaysians, said Sabah People’s Rights Association president, Lee Pun Yee. He said, the problem arose when these children were born before their parents registered their marriage. “These children have Malaysian fathers and migrant […]

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Venture into global market for higher demand, Naroden tells SMEs

MIRI: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not have a choice but to venture into the global market as the demand and purchasing power for quality Sarawak products are there. Thus, local entrepreneurs must strive to be proactive and innovative to stay competitive and widen their business opportunities in a bigger market, said Assistant Minister […]

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New Batang Tatau Bridge to be completed by end of 2019

BINTULU: Construction of the new Batang Tatau Bridge is progressing on schedule and has reached 37 per cent completion. The bridge which is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year will greatly ease the traffic flow across the Tatau River as the existing two-lane 486 metre long Batang Tatau Bridge has to […]

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Man gets 3 years, 5 strokes for drug possession

SIBU: The Magistrate’s Court here sentenced a 34-year-old man to three years’ jail and five strokes of the cane yesterday after finding him guilty of drug possession. Magistrate Muhammad Faizal Che Saad handed down the decision on Lai Tze Kiong under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under Section 39A(1)(r) of the […]

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Darul Hana musical fountain project under Auditor-General’s scrutiny

KUCHING: The federal Auditor-General has sent the newspaper report on the question raised by Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How on the RM31 million spent to build the Darul Hana Musical Fountain to the State Audit Office. This was disclosed by a reliable source to The Borneo Post yesterday which added that the State Audit […]

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Moving towards a healthy city

Abang Johari says clean, pleasant city environment vital in attracting investments and talents KUCHING: The Sarawak government is embarking on a journey to meet the expectations of city dwellers while adopting the concept of a ‘healthy city’. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the journey would, however, not be a walk in […]

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