Unimas to help underprivileged students

Clement Erik Wong

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is pledging to aid its underprivileged students. “The B40 Endowment Scholarship Fund is targeted towards assisting students who come from poverty-stricken families,” said Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi. In addition to that, Unimas also provides the Student Welfare Endowment Fund for […]

Serian Lions Club celebrates 35th anniversary

Clement Erik Wong

SERIAN: The Lions Club of Serian is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. In commemoration of the event, a celebratory luncheon was held at a restaurant here last Sunday. The four chartered members present during the luncheon were Dr Kiu Chiong Chin, Dennis Sung, Joseph Then and Lee Koi Jun, […]

Unimas unveils new centralised examination hall

Clement Erik Wong

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A new centralised examination hall was constructed in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) to house its growing number of students sitting for examinations. The hall, known as Wakaf Yusuf Marais was built in partnership with OBYU Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Declaring it open yesterday, Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad […]

Fishermen launch website

KUCHING: Sarawak Fishermen Association (Persatuan Nelayan Negeri Sarawak — Penesa) has launched its new website during an event at Damai Beach Resort, here yesterday. The website’s launching ceremony was officiated at by the Malaysian Fishery Development Board director-general Jamaludin Othman. Developed with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) in mind, […]

Second chance for fishermen

KUCHING: Malaysian Fishery Development Board (LKIM) is giving qualified fishermen another chance to appeal for the Fishermen Household Living Aid. “If the fishermen are over 70 years old, we automatically consider them to be unqualified,” LKIM director-general Jamaludin Othman told a press conference yesterday. “But if the individual forwards an […]

LKIM’s plan to combat monsoon season

KUCHING: As the monsoon season ensues in Sarawak, Malaysian Fishery Development Board (LKIM) is developing a plan to help fishermen who are unable to go out due to strong winds and heavy rain. LKIM director-general Jamaludin Othman said LKIM is coming up with additional plans to combat the issues faced […]

Snowdan praises Asia Master athletes

KUCHING: Youth and Sport Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan believes the enthusiasm shown by participants of the 21st Asia Master Athletics Championship is proof that anyone can achieve anything they set their mind on, regardless of age. “I applaud the commitment made by all the participants from 29 different countries […]

Keep the friendship candle burning

KUCHING: Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang believes that the bonds developed by members of the Association of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senators in Southeast Asian Nations (Assean) throughout the years played a significant role in their shared success. Lo, who officiated at the JCI Assean farewell dinner cum induction […]

Bomba prepares contingency plan

KUCHING: In light of the upcoming Christmas holiday, the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) has come up with a contingency plan for its staff affected by the recent freeze on annual leave. Bomba director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said the contingency plan would ensure 10,500 personnel and officers were available […]

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