Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Six short films receive awards

KUCHING: Six short films out of 20 competing in the 17th Mini Film Festival (17thMFF), organised by the Cinematography Programme, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) were bestowed awards in the Malaysia’s longest running short film festival. The festival director Yow Chong...

School leavers invited to join Tegas programme

KUCHING:Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Pelajaran Tertinggi Malaysia (STPM) school leavers are invited to join the Project of Dream Realised (Pro-D E-Ekspo) organised by Tabung Ekonomic Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) on July 31 to August 1. Tegas said that...

Riverine travel for two routes in Kapit approved

KUCHING: Express boat operators and Kapit folk can breathe a sigh of relief after the Kapit Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) finally allowed riverine transportation to resume, starting July 19. The permitted routes are Kapit-Putai-Kapit and Kapit-Belaga-Kapit while the Sibu-Putai-Sibu...

Fibre optics the only answer to online learning

KUCHING: The Ministry of Education (MoE) must devise ways for traditional and face-to-face teaching and learning process to take place in the rural areas. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said online learning is only applicable if...

Be wary of DAP’s smear campaign

KUCHING: Members of the public are warned to be wary of the Democratic Action Party's (DAP) smear campaign, which frequently twists facts to provoke public anger against the state administration. Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Stakan branch chairman Datuk Sim...

Petros inks first PSC for offshore exploration

KUCHING: Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) through Petroleum Sarawak Exploration and Production Sdn Bhd (PSEP) has been awarded its first production sharing contract (PSC) with Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB). Under the PSC, SSB as operator...

Chong fails in bid to strike out defamation suit

KUCHING: The High Court here today (July 28) dismissed the application by the Democratic Action People (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen to strike out the defamation case filed against him by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk...

Free chicken rice at Kedai Bajet for two weeks

KUCHING: Hope Place’s Kedai Bajet (Budget Store) here began handing out free packed food on Monday and it will do so for two weeks. Hope Place stated that the chicken rice with be available from 11am onwards from Monday to...

Enhanced SOPs to allow businesses to operate

KUCHING: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) had submitted an enhanced health standard operating procedure (SOP) proposal to the government. This is to help speed up the opening of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, particularly...

Sarawak ranks top in vaccination rate

KUCHING: Sarawak ranks top in the country with more than 55 percent of its adult population having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of July 25. National Recovery Plan (PPN) Coordinating Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said...

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