Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Sarawak to send students to Stanford University

KUCHING: The state government is discussing with Stanford University, in the United States of America (USA), to allocate places for qualified Yayasan Sarawak students to further their studies there. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said sending Sarawak...

War against PH begins now

KUCHING: The component parties of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) have been told to prepare their weapons. Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the fight against Pakatan Harapan (PH) begins now even though the...

Entry based on merit

KUCHING: The process of granting entry to Malayan politicians or individuals deemed to be extremists is based on merit. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this when commenting on the state's immigration autonomy. He pointed out although individuals...

Tanjung Piai falls to BN

PONTIAN: Barisan Nasional (BN) has reclaimed the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat from the ruling alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) after its candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng won the six-cornered by-election yesterday with 15,086-vote majority. The official results were announced by Tanjung Piai by-election returning...

Government should regulate digital platform contents

KUALA LUMPUR: The authority should consider to introduce a law to regulate the contents of films and programmes provided through digital platforms, particularly 'Video on Demand’(VOD) or 'Video Streaming Provider', said National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas). Its chief executive...

No hurry to revisit Baram dam yet

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has no plans to revisit the Baram hydroelectric dam yet, but has other alternatives in place to ensure sufficient power supply.  Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said there are better ways to get...

Opposition made to look like schoolboys in DUN sitting

KUCHING: The recently-concluded DUN sitting clearly showed one thing — that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state assembly members were brave and smart in countering allegations and provocations from the opposition. Political analyst Datuk Peter Minos said GPS DUN members stood...

Petronas negotiations still in progress

KUCHING: Negotiations are still ongoing between Petronas, the Sarawak government and the federal government, Petronas chairman Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh revealed. He said this in relation to Petronas not having paid the five percent State Sales Tax (SST) on petroleum...

5,000 expected at convention

Some 5,000 GPS leaders and members from all four component parties — PBB, SUPP, PRS and PDP — will converge on the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) in Kuching today. They are coming for the coalition’s inaugural convention since its...

PKR in crisis

State party chiefs threaten to cancel Miri convention if problem not resolved   KUCHING: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is going through a storm and its State Leadership Council (MPN) has called on the national Keadilan top leadership to immediately...

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