Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Keeping an ancient traditional folk art alive

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd BEFORE the advent of modern music in Sarawak, no public gatherings or celebrations — weddings, harvest festivals included — were complete without bermukun. Bermukun is a traditional performance art of the Malays, Kedayans and Melanaus. It comprises singing,...

Chocolate lovers love her cakes and biscuits

KUCHING: If you love chocolates, you will like the cakes and biscuits that Norsurianie Suwel, 31, makes for sale. Among the cakes and biscuits, she produces are rainbow cat tongue biscuits, kuih sepit berinti, chocolate brownies, chocojar, Nutella pods, chocolate...

People want economy reopened with strict SOPs

By Aisyah Azzahra Suhiri KUCHING: The public generally agree that all sectors of the economy, which have been temporarily shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, should be allowed to reopen soon. They reason that this would save the livelihood of...

Sarawak — where unity and harmony prevail

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd & Petronella Felix KUCHING: Sarawak, popularly known as ‘Bumi Kenyalang’ (Land of Hornbills), will be celebrating its independence on Sept 16 in conjunction with the 58th Malaysia Day. According to the 2020 Population and Housing Census by...

Rebranding of SarawakPay hailed

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd KUCHING- The public welcome the rebranding of Sarawak Pay to S Pay Global with a new logo. This news was announced in a statement by SiliconNet Technologies Sdn Bhd, operator of Sarawak Pay on behalf of the...

Crucial role of physiotherapists in recovery on Covid-19 patients

By Rafe'aton Md Ali KUALA LUMPUR: “Mama, I pray to Allah for your speedy recovery from Covid-19 each day. I hope and pray that you can come back soon and hug me. I don’t want you to die, adik loves...

Suicide can be prevented

KUCHING: Much more can be done by the government, the media and the community as a whole to address the people’s mental health, especially during the pandemic, as this is a crucial move towards tackling factors that could contribute...

Mental healthcare amid the Covid-19 pandemic

By Petronella Langita Felix & Aisyah Azzahra Suhiri KUCHING: Good self-esteem and interpersonal relationship, ability to perform daily routines, sense of satisfaction and gratefulness are some of the many indicators of good mental health, said senior lecturer with Universiti Malaysia...

Better to be safe than sorry

By Aisyah Azzahra Suhiri KUCHING: It was reported a while back that Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing discouraged asymptomatic Covid-19 patients from undergoing Covid-19 swab tests. He pointed out that since most of the people...

Public voice differing views over 14-day quarantine period

By Nazrinzulaiqa Hasbi   KUCHING: Members of the public have mixed views over the state government deciding to continue the 14-day quarantine period for individuals entering the state. Chairman of the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Datuk Amar Douglas Unggah Embas...

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Keeping an ancient traditional folk art alive

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd BEFORE the advent of modern music in Sarawak, no public gatherings or celebrations — weddings, harvest...