Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Noor Syahhira Hady

Continue complying with health guidelines

KUCHING: Newer variants have caused the efficacy rate of Covid-19 vaccines to drop to 80 per cent from the original 95, says Dr David Ling. “Though we have been fully vaccinated, it does not mean that we are 100 percent...

10 organisations donate over RM26,000 to fund

KUCHING: The Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations Sarawak (FCA) on Monday (Aug 2) received donations amounting to RM26,156 from ten organisations. The ten organisations are Shang Tang Steamboat; Aricen Industries (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd; MBEC-Jawala Consortium Sdn...

EMCO for eight localities

KUCHING: Eight localities were put under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). The committee said that Rumah (Rh) Belong Entalang, Nanga Serenggas, Ulu Anap in Tatau district had undergone Emco from July 30...

Sarawak records fewer new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 411 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Aug 2), a significant decrease from the previous day’s 578 cases. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cumulative total number of cases now stood at 77,717. Kuching district accounted for...

Sufficient time to plan for safer election

KUCHING: The postponement of the state election will give ample time for the Election Commission (EC) to plan a safer election, said Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) senior youth member Robert Ayu. "With the delay, the EC will be able to...

Open more polling stations, increase voting time

KUCHING: The Election Commission should open more polling stations and increase voting time in order to reduce crowding and queues once the State Election is held. A political observer Datuk Peter Minos said although the election might be held next...

Work on the best SOP

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) must come up with the best and safest standard operating procedures (SOPs) within the next six months. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women chief Datuk Seri Doris Sophia Brodie suggested mobile ballot boxes be made instead...

Innovative ways to hold Sarawak polls needed

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC) has to come up with innovative ways to hold the Sarawak state election in the new normal, said Prof Dr Jayum Jawan, a political scientist from Universiti Putra Malaysia. “However, if it cannot do so,...

Petrol aid lightens food deliverers’ burden

KUCHING: Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) Sarawak had channelled petrol assistance worth RM5,000 for the benefit of FoodPanda riders in Kuching district. “This petrol assistance will be distributed to selected 250 riders in the district. "They will each receive RM20 which...

450 new cases on Friday as rate falls

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 450 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 30), a significant decrease from the previous day’s number of 582. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cumulative total number of cases was now at 76,243. Kuching District accounted...

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