Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Some distinguished individuals expected at school reunion dinner

School days are formative years and ones that we cherish and commit to everlasting memory. Mine were limited to just three schools only namely one primary and two secondary schools between 1962 and 1974. This coming Saturday 8 July,...

FREEZING OF TIMBER LICENCES – PART 6

THROUGH Sarawak’s own well-known, prolific author James Ritchie’s book “Abdul Taib Mahmud: 50 Years in the News”, readers can get a glimpse of some unpublicised yet significant political events in the State as well as the life of Sarawak’s...

Speech contains constructive ideas, relevant comments on specific issues

The decision of the Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg to increase the speed and coverage of Internet connectivity throughout Sarawak, not only manifests his farsightedness in looking into the future but his desire and concerned...

Creating rather than solving one’s problems

Actions by enforcement personnel of the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) to tear down or destroy notices or so-called advertisements pasted by licenced moneylending companies on posts and trees in its area of jurisdiction sometimes ago should continue. In...

Leading Sarawak boldly into a new future

Ultimately, the growth of rural areas must be accompanied by the development of transport and logistics for a balanced development that is complete with supply chains towards the year 2030 based on Sarawak agenda not only to attain the...

No pumpkins from my garden

Recently, I pulled out two pumpkin plants from my garden. It was a decision I took a long time to make. I was ecstatic when I saw the first pumpkin flower and then, the first fruit on one of the...

Live today like it’s your last

Death is not a foreign concept. Having seen the things I’ve seen, and having been through the things I’ve experienced, one who knows of such things may assume – maybe even expect – me to be numb to the...

From rubber bands to high stake bets

Poker has remained as one of my favourite games though our Kuching games came to a halt almost a decade ago. A few of our regulars have passed on and I guess they are enjoying their eternal rest and...

Sarawak implements special housing schemes to build affordable houses

The state government has two housing programmes to assist the low income group in addressing their housing needs.  Since April, 2016, with the implementation of Skim Perumahan Khas Rakyat (SPEKTRA), all private developers are required to build affordable houses to...

Rice dumplings for my sister

How many sticky rice dumplings (or zongzi or bakchang or chang) can you eat? My younger sister, C, can eat many and that was why she asked me to make some recently. Chinese all over the world celebrated the Dragon Boat...

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Improving socioeconomic status of Layar constituents

BETONG: Cash crop planting through fertigation or hydroponic techniques can improve the socioeconomic circumstances of residents in Layar constituency. According...