Fishermen launch website

KUCHING: Sarawak Fishermen Association (Persatuan Nelayan Negeri Sarawak — Penesa) has launched its new website during an event at Damai Beach Resort, here yesterday. The website’s launching ceremony was officiated at by the Malaysian Fishery Development Board director-general Jamaludin Othman. Developed with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) in mind, […]

Court awards Uggah damages and costs

Allan Jay

DEFAMATION SUIT KUCHING: The High Court here yesterday ordered former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak publicity chief Vernon Kedit to pay RM200,000 in damages and another RM40,000 in costs to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas for defaming the later. Uggah had sued Vernon for calling him a […]

Snowdan praises Asia Master athletes

KUCHING: Youth and Sport Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan believes the enthusiasm shown by participants of the 21st Asia Master Athletics Championship is proof that anyone can achieve anything they set their mind on, regardless of age. “I applaud the commitment made by all the participants from 29 different countries […]

Native leaders have no issue

Tania Lam

Minimum Marriage Age KUCHING: In general, ketua kaum and ketua masyarakat are agreeable to 18 as the minimum age of marriage for customary marriage. Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said her ministry had received a letter from Sarawak Native Customs Council head […]

RM1 mln for Chinese school

MIRI: The state government yesterday presented RM1 million to Pei Min Middle School to help fund its new building which is still under construction. The school’s building, which costs RM15 million, is expected to be completed sometime in August 2020. However, the school’s construction fund is short of RM6 million. […]

Sarawak has potential in healthcare

MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is confident that Sarawak has the potential to grow in the healthcare industry, much like nations such as Singapore and the Maldives. “This is one of our development thrusts in the 12th Malaysia Plan — from 2021 to 2025,” he said. […]

Double session schools a headache

Students deprived of space for extracurricular activities, says Manyin KUCHING: Schools that have double sessions — morning and afternoon — are a hassle not only for the students but the school itself as well. Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said such schools were still […]

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