Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Respect us, Abdul Karim tells PN

KUCHING: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has urged Perikatan Nasional (PN) Sarawak not to split the state up. The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president said Sarawak PN and other Peninsular-based political parties must learn from Umno in respecting that...

Elizabeth Deng tops list of state award recipients

KUCHING: The chairperson of the Sarawak Orang Ulu Council of Elders, Elizabeth Deng topped the list of 100 recipients who received state awards and medals from Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. Elizabeth was conferred the...

Tree plantation needed to ‘feed’ industrial need

KUCHING: Tree plantation is needed to ‘feed’ industrial needs, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing. “We were told that out of 7.7 million hectares of forest covered areas in Sarawak, 2.1 million are under...

Clear SOPs for tourism needed

KUCHING: The reopening of the tourism industry including tours should be done in stages with clear standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, said Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Sarawak Chapter chairperson Lina Tsen. She said this in...

Sarawak to vaccinate teens 12-15 years old

KUCHING: Sarawak plans to vaccinate its teenagers, aged 12 to 15, with no health issues, beginning tomorrow (Sept 23). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas on Tuesday (Sept 21) said that this is following the...

Slight increase in Sarawak’s cases

KUCHING: The state registered a slight increase in its daily Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Sept 21) with 3,724 new cases detected, compared to Monday’s (Sept 20) 3,619 cases. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cumulative total since the...

Booster shot aimed at keeping protection level up

KUCHING: A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine does not imply that immunisation has been unsuccessful, says Dr Helmy Hazmi. The Associate Professor attached to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak stated that generally waning...

Increase in state’s Covid cases

KUCHING: The state’s daily Covid-19 cases reverted to high numbers on Monday (Sept 20) with 3,619 new cases reported, a notable increase compared to Sunday’s (Sept 19) 2,707 cases. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 3,611 of the newly...

Two fire chiefs hand over duties

KUCHING: Two fire chiefs handed over their duties to their successors in a brief ceremony here on Monday (Sept 20). The ceremony, witnessed by Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) director Khirudin Drahman, took place at Bomba headquarters, Tabuan Jaya. The...

Leave Sarawak politics to Sarawakian parties

KUCHING: Perikatan Nasional (PN) should learn from Umno and leave Sarawak politics to Sarawakian parties. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu vice president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, in saying this, stressed that Sarawak did not need West Malaysian based parties which...

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Come up with reforms, EC told

KUCHING: It is simply not the time to hold a conventional election, be it a state or general election. The...