Thursday, October 21, 2021

Clement Erik Wong

12th State Election: No new face for PRS

KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) will not field any new candidate in the forthcoming 12th state election. The party has decided to retain all its incumbents, disclosed its youth chief, who is also Balai Ringin assemblyman Datuk Snowdan Lawan. “We’ve submitted...

Swift action prevents total destruction of sawmill

SIBU: Swift action by firefighters prevented a sawmill here from total destruction after a fire broke out in the wee hours of Thursday (Oct 21). The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) said firefighters were rushed to the factory located along...

Families of missing fishermen want SAR resumed

KUCHING: Family members of the four anglers and a boat skipper who have been missing since October 1, want the authorities to reinstate the search operations for the missing persons. The family members expressed their concerns for boatman Khamizan Saidi,...

Fresh Covid-19 SOPs for O&G workers coming up

MIRI: The state is drawing up new standard operating procedures (SOPs) to tackle the increasing number of coronavirus-infected employees in the oil and gas sector. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin said these workers and their family members were...

NGOs to change minds of anti-vax Penans

MIRI: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will be roped in to convince anti-vaccine Penans in Ulu Baram to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will also enlist the help of elected representatives in the area. Said Datuk Amar Douglas...

Teenage vax: Almost half way there

KUCHING: Sarawak’s vaccine rollout for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years has reached 41.3 percent of the teenage population, with the teens completing both doses. The State Health Department in revealing vaccination statistics as of Oct 17, said this accounted...

Viet fishing boat detained for intrusion into Malaysian waters

KUCHING: A Vietnamese fishing vessel sailed into stormy waters and right into the arms of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Bintulu Maritime Zone for encroaching into Malaysian waters. Maritime Commander Effendy Mohamed Fadil said the suspicious looking vessel was...

Lowest number of Covid-19 cases in over two months

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded the lowest number of Covid-19 cases in over two months on Monday (Oct 18), with only 694 cases. The number was a slight decrease of 36 cases from Sunday’s 730. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 656...

Bringing clarity to Sarawak natives with amendment to Federal Constitution

KUCHING: The move to restore Sarawak’s power to recognise its natives will bring clarity to the legal position of the native people of Sarawak. Federation of Orang Ulu Associations of Sarawak (Forum) president Kennedy Chukpai Ugon pointed out that the...

Two tekongs with three illegals nabbed while 32 others deported

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) has charted six series of successes in Ops Benteng enforcement involving the arrest of two tekongs (trafficking agents) with three illegal immigrants, while 32 others were ordered to return to their home country. GOF...

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