Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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To name or not to name

Fancy names such as Helikopta, Engkabang, Bilun and Jipun? These are products of inventive, sometimes humorous Iban parents when it comes to naming their kids at birth or upon reporting the births at National Registration Office (JPN) or with...

Toastmasters Clubs offer lifelong learning

I attended the Connections Toastmasters Club’s International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest last Thursday and went home much inspired by the speeches I heard. Toastmasters Clubs, which are part of Toastmasters International, are good organisations to join if you...

In loving memory

Lately, I have been feeling melancholy. I had wondered why. Then it occurred to me. 14 March  is coming. That is the day when our lives changed forever. My father passed away on that day. After a short illness, he...

Seasons of change

Change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes it comes in stages but sometimes it just happens abruptly. For me, once I’m in my comfort zone, it becomes hard for me to change. I become a little resistant to...

Probable school’s 55th anniversary reminders

Few images from my first schooling year kept on flashing either as day dreams or just imaginations over the last few days. As if they were to remind me that Nanga Assam Primary School in Melupa, Saratok should mark...

New dev’t demands different ways of doing things

The Sarawak Civil Service, now undergoing a transformation, has the objective to be more efficient in service delivery, accelerating the pace of development to attain the status of a developed state with high income economy by the year 2030...

Practice makes perfect when it comes to driving

Drive as soon as you pass your driving test. That is my advice to my friends. I know many women who do not have the courage to drive alone on the road after passing their driving tests. All of...

Serving to make the difference to Rakyat

Adominant view, world over, is that the people are being categorized as those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what have happened. But civil servants, as rightly said by the State Secretary, Tan...

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The teenager bounced off the spiral staircase in her pyjamas when she heard the doorbell. Expecting it to be the postman or a delivery man from a courier service, she was excited. It was her 16th birthday and she...

Importance of good values

Just a few days ago, I had the privilege of speaking to two awesome women in regards to the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8. After all the formality and interview was over, the three of us were...

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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...