Friday, April 16, 2021

Nazmi Suhaimi

Walk-in positive cases worrying

KUCHING: A high number of Covid-19 cases recorded through walk-in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at health clinics is worrying, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. He said while 216 of the 296...

Close by 10pm or face consequences

KUCHING: Errant entertainment outlets in Bintulu were reminded to observe the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) and close their premises by 10pm. Its MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said some refused to abide by the guidelines issued and continued...

Tupong manifests core of Sarawak’s diversity

KUCHING: The Tupong state constituency consists of diverse ethnic groups of Sarawak’s multi-racial population, said its assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman. “If people were to ask what is special about Tupong, I feel that it is the mixture of different ethnic...

Ensure none left out in vaccination rollout

KUCHING: Community leaders in the Pantai Damai constituency must ensure that residents aged 18 and above are registered for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi...

Projects in Repok constituency ongoing

KUCHING: Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects and construction works in Repok constituency are ongoing. Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii, on Saturday (Apr 10), visited eight project sites to monitor their progress. The projects include the upgrading of facilities at...

DAP should’ve repealed laws detrimental to Sarawak

KUCHING: The Democratic Action Party (DAP) during its tenure as federal government should have repealed all laws detrimental to Sarawak, said Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan. “DAP knew Sarawak's rights have been eroded but instead of restoring...

Various factors considered before bazaars are cancelled

KUCHING: The authorities have considered various factors before cancelling this year’s Ramadan bazaars, said Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman. He said the bazaars had been cancelled mainly because of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state as well as the...

Semop rep gives out RM105,300 MRP grants

KUCHING: A total of RM105,300 in minor rural project (MRP) grants had been distributed in the Semop state constituency. This was during a working visit by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Government Communication Unit)...

Bigger SST revenue expected for 2021

SPAOH: Sarawak expects bigger revenue from its State Sales Tax (SST) imposed on petroleum products for this year. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said he based his optimism on the increasing trend in world oil prices. “In 2019,...

Six organisations receive contributions

KUCHING: A total of six organisations received contributions of RM5,000 each during ‘Ash Shakur’ spiritual programme here. The organisations are Sarawak Orphan Children Welfare Association (Peryatim); Ajibah Abol Children’s Home, Sri Aman; SMK Tun Abang Haji Openg orphans and asnaf;...

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