Sunday, July 4, 2021

Julie Ngadan

STIDC to venture into investment too

KUCHING: Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) is to spearhead the development of timber industry in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan at the STIDC monthly staff assembly yesterday. “Besides, STIDC will also venture...

New CA signed, 1,500 bank employees to benefit

KUCHING: Some 1,500 employees from 13 banks will benefit from the new Collective Agreement (CA) signed between Sarawak Commercial Banks’ Association (SCBA) and Sarawak Bank Employees’ Union (SBEU) for the period between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2020...

Hornbills – revered yet risk extinction if not careful

Have you ever thought why Sarawak was nicknamed the “Land of the Hornbills”? Hornbills can grow larger than one-metre, weigh several kilogrammes and have unique, double-decked beaks and bills – but the beaks and bills aren’t for feeding. Instead, they...

APFNet seminar attracts 50 participants

KUCHING: A total of 50 participants and speakers from various government agencies, universities, private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) took part in the Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) Community Based Sustainable Forest Management of...

Najib: Be fair to all states

KUCHING: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed deep regret that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government wanted the states to maintain federal and rural roads using their own funds this year. He was responding to a statement by...

River taxi operators concerned over Darul Hana Bridge

KUCHING: “Penambang” (river taxi) was once a popular form of transportation for the people living along Sarawak River such as Kampung Gersik, Kampung Boyan, Kampung Semarang, Kampung Sourabaya Ulu, Kampung Panglima Seman, Kampung Sungai Bedil and Kampung Lintang. Back in...

CM: Four issues not negotiable

Five others, we can sit down and talk: Abang Jo KUCHING: Sarawak will not waver in its decision to impose a five percent sales tax on petroleum and petroleum products for the export market. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun...

Not mandatory to vaccinate cats

KUCHING: It is not mandatory to vaccinate cats with the anti-rabies vaccine, said the State Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud. “Under Section 40 of the Veterinary Public Health Ordinance 1999, it is stated that the...

Heavy school bags soon to be history

KUCHING: Drooping shoulders and heavy school bags that almost turn school-going children into beasts of burden may soon be history. In its bid to guard the health and physical development of school students, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is...

Outstanding five newsmakers of the year in Sarawak

• Sarawak government quits Barisan Nasional The Barisan Nasional (BN)’s reign in Sarawak came to an end with the departure of four of its party strongholds — Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak...

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Training complex to enhance Army’s urban combat skills

LUNDU: The first 'Operations in Build Up Areas' (OBUA) training complex in Sarawak, has been constructed at the Sampadi...
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