400 karatekas for Kuching Unity C’ships

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: Some 400 karatekas including from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Iran are here to participate in the Kuching Unity Karate Championships at the Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya here starting today. The president of Asahi Karate-Do Kuching Hussin Osman said the event is to showcase the sport of karate to the […]

Lim gets on Masing’s nerves again

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing (pic) is unhappy with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s statement saying Sarawak was “hard to please”. “He got the things all wrong again. It is not his duty to please Sarawak and besides, we don’t want an apple-polishing Minister of […]

Doing their bit for their alma mater

Robert Kenneth

Ex-Dragon School Students Association led by its president Limko Ales yesterday donated a display cabinet to Sekolah Menengah Kerajaan (SMK) Tun Abdul Razak (formerly known as Dragon Secondary School). On hand to receive the cabinet keys from Limko was principal Speedy Bena Albert Luna (fourth right). Also present are the […]

Lucas yet to get any offer

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: Former Sarawak senior football team coach Lucas Kalang Laeng said he was never offered let alone sign anything deal with any team. “I don’t want to think of any work contract at the moment as I want to focus on passing the AFC Professional Diploma Training Course in Japan,” […]

Indonesian, Thai chefs at food fest

Robert Kenneth

SAMARAHAN: The third edition of the Samarahan Food Festival will have added elements — chefs from Indonesia and Thailand. MPKS chairman Datuk Peter Minos said the organisers, Majlis Perbandaran Kota Samarahan (MPKS) and Samarahan Resident Office, have invited these cooks who will feature strongly during the festival from Nov 1 […]

It’s humiliating and a disgrace

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: With only RM4.4 billion allocation for Sarawak in the 2020 Budget, it is a disgrace to Sarawak and its people, said Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos. He opined that it was a clear sign of suppression and discrimination as Sarawak has a larger area compared […]

Govt has done much for Penans

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: The state government has done quite a lot for the Penan community in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing. He cited Tabung Amanah Bakun as an example, saying it has allocations for the education of Penan children. The fund provides assistance to qualified students […]

Political observer: No choice but to sue

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: Sarawak has no choice but to sue Petronas if the national oil and gas company refuses to pay the five percent sales tax on petroleum products and if all avenues fail, opines a political observer. Datuk Peter Minos (pic) said Petronas made billions of ringgit — up to almost […]

Postmortem on poor response

Robert Kenneth

KUCHING: It is necessary Padawan Municipal Council and the event management company to conduct a postmortem on the relatively poor response to this year’s Padawan Raft Safari, said chairman of the council Lo Khere Chiang yesterday. According to him, the poorer response could be due to the reduced amount of […]

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