Fire leaves 36 homeless

Alwin Lawrence

MUKAH: A total of 36 residents of five families were left homeless after their longhouse in Rumah Tingang Anjang, Sebakong here was completely destroyed in a fire on Friday night. The incident occurred at 11.30pm. No fatalities were reported. Operation commander PPgB Azman Hanapis explained that the Fire and Rescue […]

Arsonist attempts suicide

Alwin Lawrence

MUKAH: A 31-year-old man first burnt down his longhouse and then fled to a nearby forest to attempt suicide. As a result, Rumah Tinggang Anjang at Sungai Sebakong near here was razed to the ground in the wee hours of Friday morning, rendering all 36 occupants of the five-door longhouse […]

Fisherman gets pleasant surprise

Alwin Lawrence

Bubuk Sungai Mukah MUKAH: There’s an old Malay saying, “Tuah ayam nampak di kaki, tuah manusia tiada siapa tahu” which means you can tell the fate of a chicken from its claws but not so for human beings. That’s what happened to a fisherman from Kampung Sungai Alo, Sufiyan Abri, […]

Croc stuck in fishing net

Alwin Lawrence

BETONG: Betong Civil Defence Force (CDF) yesterday caught a six-foot-long crocodile trapped in a fishing net belonging to a villager from Rumah Baba Pasa Baroh here. According to a press statement, the complainant went down to a nearby river to check his net and found the reptile stuck in it. […]

Better days to come for coastal folks

Alwin Lawrence

DARO: The Muara Lassa Bridge ground-breaking ceremony here yesterday is seen as a sign of better days to come in terms of connectivity. According to Semop assemblyman Abdullah Saidol, the bridge is a crucial link for the coastal areas long awaited by residents of Matu Daro, Pulau Bruit and Tanjung […]

Oya holds first gasing competition

Alwin Lawrence

DALAT: For the first time, the Oya District Open Gasing competition organised by the Kelab Gasing Kampung Boom will be held from September 15 to 16 at the Kampung Boom Gasing Court here. In this regard, Dalat assemblywoman Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah has allocated RM4,000, specifically for this competition which […]

Rural homes repair project a success

Alwin Lawrence

BALINGIAN: The state government under the leadership of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will continue to upgrade the houses of the rural population. Last Sunday, Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi went around his constituency to monitor the progress of state government projects under the Minor Rural Project (MRP) of ‘Program Penambahbaikan […]

AGM better attended, says PKR branch chief

Alwin Lawrence

MUKAH: The head of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Mukah Branch Abdul Jalil Bujang observed that there has been some increase in the participation of local members in the branch’s annual general meeting (AGM). They also seem  to be more aware of what has been going on in their party and […]

Run your own ferry service: Juanda

Alwin Lawrence

MUKAH : Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya advised large corporations and conglomerates to operate their own ferry services to avoid congesting public ferry services here. He said large trucks belonging to conglomerates had caused severe congestion at the government-provided ferry service, with residents waiting six hours to cross the […]

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