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‘Sacking a pre-emptive strike’

Abrupt dismissal of Selangau, Lubok Antu incumbents seen as move to prevent them from being announced as BN candidates — Political analyst KUCHING: Local political analyst views the sacking of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, Datuk William Nyallau Badak and three other supreme council members as a “pre-emptive strike” by […]

Sarikei set to see three-cornered fight in coming general election

SARIKEI: This parliamentary constituency is expected to have a three-cornered fight in this May 9 election. It is likely that Barisan Nasional (BN) would field a candidate from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP). BN Sarawak announces its candidates for the parliamentary election today. Meanwhile, Democratic Action Party (DAP) has decided to re-nominate Andrew Wong Ling […]

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Filipino among 27 nabbed in cockfighting raids

KUCHING: Twenty-seven individuals were detained here and in Miri last week following police raids on two illegal cockfighting dens. State CID chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the first raid was carried out on April 17 when a Miri CID team raided a cockfighting pit near a longhouse at Miri-Bintulu Road. “Seven local men were arrested […]

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MCOT emerges overall winner of annual ERT, volunteer fire-fighters competition

MIRI: The team from Miri Crude Oil Terminal (MCOT) outperformed other volunteer fire-fighters at the annual Zone 6 Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Volunteer Firefighters Competition 2018, which took place at Lopeng Fire and Rescue station here recently. The MCOT squad of Peleboris Benedict Bunsin, Ahmad Fadillah Usman, Syahmi Stan Kludek Abdullah, Ritter Layau, Mohamad […]

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PBDSB invites sacked PRS leaders to join party

KUCHING: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) saw a window of opportunity when Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) expelled five of its supreme council members including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun and Lubok Antu incumbent Datuk William Nyallau Badak. PBDSB now opens its door to these sacked PRS leaders. They were […]

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Don’t threaten community leaders, Dayak politicians told

SIBU: Dayak politicians should avoid threatening their own community leaders who refused to do their bidding with termination of their position or non-renewal of their appointments. “This is more so when these community leaders do not share their political leanings or affiliation,” said former deputy chief minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu at a […]

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Contractors told to embrace technology to remain competitive

KUCHING: Bumiputera contractors in the private sector are urged to explore new technologies if they want to remain competitive in the construction industry. Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the industry is facing stiff competition, which  calls for  contractors to be technology-savvy. “Contractors of today have to compete with many industry players, and to remain […]

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Ling claims Chinese voters in Nangka state constituency failed to vote

SIBU: Many voters in the Nangka state constituency, particularly the Chinese, failed to vote during the 2013 parliamentary election, claimed incumbent Sibu MP Oscar Ling. He said many voters did not know that the Sibu parliamentary area was made up of the Nangka, Pelawan, and Bawang Assan state constituencies. “I therefore appeal to voters in […]

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‘Anchor companies vital for S’wak to be net exporter of food’

KUCHING: A new business model where established companies are roped in to act as anchor companies for local smallholders is a vital step towards making Sarawak a net exporter of food by 2030. In addition, the new business model will enable the state government to collaborate closely with the private sector as they are equipped […]

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Special committee helped 95 ‘stateless’ folk obtain citizenship — Minister

DALAT: The Special Committee on Citizenship Status has helped 95 ‘stateless’ individuals in Sarawak obtain citizenship since its establishment in 2016. According to Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah, these individuals are the successful ones among the total of 417 applicants registered between November 2016 and April […]

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