Monday, October 25, 2021

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Choose wisely; Elect those who serve us

We are all waiting for the announcement of the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) and the nomination and polling dates of the Sarawak 12th state election. The state government may announce the dissolution this week after the King...

Sarawak to be given special firefighting machines

SIBU: Fire stations statewide will be provided with Compact Fire Rescue Tender (CFRT), said the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (Bomba) Deputy Director General (Operations) Datuk Abdul Wahab Mat Yasin. Yesterday (Oct 24), he said the medium-sized CFRT machinery...

Malaysian Family concept, catalyst for national unity

KUCHING: The Keluarga Malaysia concept pioneered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob will be a catalyst for national unity. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the spirit of...

State to acquire Covid-19 medicines

KUCHING: The state government will acquire its own Covid-19 medicines to protect Sarawakians. State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the directive to get this done was issued by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang...

RM51.02 million for Sarawak rubber smallholders

BY SITI NURAIN RATANI KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) has allocated RM51.02 million to rubber smallholders in Sarawak. Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the allocation would benefit a total of 114,171 rubber planters which...

Kemas Quick Win programme: Increasing rural entrepreneurs’ income

BY SITI NURAIN RATANI KOTA SAMARAHAN: A total of RM390,000 has been spent to help 110 participants of the Community Development Department (Kemas) Quick Win programme in Sarawak this year. Minister of Rural Development Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said, the programme...

Exploring hydrogen, solar power for alternative renewable energy

KUCHING: In addition to its sources of hydroelectricity Sarawak Energy is also exploring alternative clean energy pathways with other renewables like hydrogen and solar power. Hydrogen is primarily aimed at greening Sarawak’s transportation sector while solar energy is utilised to...

Improving power supply reliability in Tatau

TATAU: The transmission line works to connect the new Tatau 275/132/33/11KV substation will reinforce the distribution network in the area and improve reliability of supply. According to Sarawak Energy, the transmission line works would commence soon where it would be...

Local handicrafts have potential to go further

BY PENERANGAN KUCHING: Local handicraft products can be a very valuable collection if they are marketed with the right methods, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. He said this to reporters during his visit to Tanoti House at...

Looking forward to stronger love, familiness

BY RACHEL MINA KUCHING: An academician hoped the ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ (Malaysian Family) concept of the new government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob would strengthen the bonds of love and familiness. Dr Aila Abdul Latif, a senior lecturer...

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