Blood donation drive on Sunday

MIRI: The Malaysian Red Crescent Miri District’s Blood Donor Recruitment Committee (BDRC) will be organising a mass blood donation drive on Sunday (Dec 15). The campaign is held in collaboration with the Lion Club of Miri Mandarin, Serakup Indu Dayak Sarawak, Miri Indian Association, Persatuan Berawan Sarawak and Moving Communities […]



Three S’wak MPs get Parliament nod KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat has granted an extension of time to three Members of Parliament (MPs) from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), to declare their assets. Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said the three MPs had requested an extension and the house allowed […]

Missing woman found drowned

Daryll Law

SERIAN: A woman who went missing after she was believed to have fallen into the Batang Sadong River was found drowned yesterday. A spokesperson for the state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) said the deceased, identified as Siti Tamadalia Mothada, 29, was found at 11.53am. “The victim was found 50 […]

Drug abuse prevention begins at home

Natasha Jee

KUCHING: The number of drug abuse cases in Sarawak is still high compared to other states in Malaysia. As drug abuse among teenagers and youth are becoming a serious problem in urban areas, it has also made its way into the interiors of Sarawak. Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry […]

Repair of dilapidated schools nationwide 90% completed


KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education has completed 90 percent or 452 of the 534 projects to repair dilapidated schools nationwide this year, its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said. He said the percentage is expected to rise further by year’s end. “We are focusing on dilapidated schools so that all […]

Sarawak student wins Nasa’s Tynker Moon2Mars challenge

Nazmi Suhaimi

MIRI: Eleven-year-old Alvin Voon of SJK © Chung Hua Miri has been selected a winner of ‘Tell Your Lunar Gateway Story’ challenge. The competition was organised by Tynker in collaboration with United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Participants were required to create a story by imagining their life […]

Curtin Malaysia advances in cutting-edge tech

News Desk

MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) has established a Computational Intelligence Centre (CIC) for data analytics at its campus here. Spearheaded by a research group led by Electrical and Computer Engineering associate professor Garenth Lim, the CIC was set up to support computer vision (a field of computer science that […]

Judge’s robe on display at S’wak Museum

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: A robe worn by Sarawak’s first Federal Court Judge will be the latest artifact to be displayed at the Sarawak Museum. Former Federal Court Judge Tan Sri Sulong Matjeraie yesterday handed over his robe which he wore during his service in the Federal Court from 2012 to 2013, before […]

New secondary school proposed for Puncak Borneo

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: Villagers in Puncak Borneo have welcomed a proposal to build a new secondary school near the Bengoh Resettlement Scheme (BRS). Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin said the proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Education (MOE) through the Padawan District Education Office School’s development unit. During an earth […]

Bonuslink winner drives home a BMW

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: Zaliza Amin had her moment of joy when she won a BMW X3 xDrive 30i Luxury through BonusLink ‘Win 3 BMW X3’ contest. The 29-year-old was one of three winners of the contest which saw her driving home her new car after the prize-giving ceremony at Shell Lambir Petrol […]

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