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Petro tax to boost coastal development

KUCHING: Revenue collected from the imposition of sales tax on petroleum products in Sarawak from Jan 1, 2019 will be partially channelled to develop coastal areas in the state. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said his administration would not need to request for funds from the federal government when it comes to […]

Turning to to Finland for ideas

Chief Minister says Sarawak is mulling emulating Finnish afforestation model to achieve sustainability in timber industry SIBU: Sarawak is studying the afforestation model used in Finland for its own sustainable forestry management. According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, attaining sustainability will boost market confidence in Sarawak’s timber industry being environment-friendly. “We […]

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‘Amendment to by-laws on longhouse design considered’

KUCHING: The Sarawak government will consider amending the by-laws regarding construction of longhouses. According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, the matter should be studied first as it requires the feedback and acceptance from the rural longhouse communities. He also points out that the amendments are considered to prevent fires, which often […]

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STIDC’s POYOD 2018 making great strides

KUCHING: The Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) celebrated the completion of its pioneer first-year training programme for ‘Pool of Young Designers (POYOD) 2018’ recently. According to the corporation, new designs developed by POYOD have generated RM47 million worth of trade and sales enquiries – thanks to the implementation of POYOD’s three projects as well […]

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Sales tax on petroleum products will not burden consumers — Abang Jo

KUCHING: The imposition of sales tax on petroleum products will not burden the people in Sarawak, reassures Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He reiterated that the sales tax would be imposed on petroleum products that are for export only. “I want to make a clarification for everybody’s consumption. There has been a […]

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Sheda exco raises housing issues with CM during visit

  KUCHING: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) executive committee (exco) for the 2018-2021 term paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg recently. The association, in a press statement, said the delegates were led by Sheda president Dr Christopher Ngui. Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk […]

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Song Waterfront set to be district’s new landmark

KAPIT: The RM4-million Song Waterfront would become a new landmark for Song District upon the project’s completion in two years’ time. Katibas assemblyman Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan performed the earth-breaking ceremony for the Phase II and III of the development on Friday, which coincided with ‘Song Dabai Fest 2018’ which concludes today. Phase II is […]

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Works Ministry strives to boost nation’s development via youth engagement

  MIRI: A series of ‘Career Day and Engagement Session with Ministry of Works’ would be conducted in various areas across Sarawak next year. According to Works Minister Baru Bian, the programme is in line with the ministry’s objective of driving the country’s infrastructure development through the production of more skilled manpower in the construction […]

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PKR unfazed by Umno exodus

Anwar pledges PKR will stay its course, exercise caution in accepting former Umno members applying to join the party KUCHING: The collapse of the United Malay National Organisation (Umno) and the party leadership’s decision to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) were the main concerns of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak leaders when they met party […]

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Less than 10 pct taxi drivers, e-hailers registered with Socso

MIRI: Less than ten per cent of the 300 taxi drivers and e-hailers in the city are registered with Social Security Organisation (Socso). Human Resources MinisterM Kulasegaran revealed this during a visit to Socso Miri branch office yesterday. “Being on the road most of the time, statistics has shown that their risk of accidents is […]

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