Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Extend voting to two days

KUCHING: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) Sarawak has proposed that polling in Sarawak’s 12th state election be extended to two days while the campaign period from 14 to 21 days. It also suggested for affirmative steps to...

Sibu Central Market entry only for the fully vaccinated

SIBU: Only individuals who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to enter Sibu Central Market starting Aug 1, says Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) Market and Petty Traders standing committee chairman Albert Tiang. According to him, the decision was made during...

Six short films receive awards

KUCHING: Six short films out of 20 competing in the 17th Mini Film Festival (17thMFF), organised by the Cinematography Programme, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) were bestowed awards in the Malaysia’s longest running short film festival. The festival director Yow Chong...

School leavers invited to join Tegas programme

KUCHING:Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Pelajaran Tertinggi Malaysia (STPM) school leavers are invited to join the Project of Dream Realised (Pro-D E-Ekspo) organised by Tabung Ekonomic Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) on July 31 to August 1. Tegas said that...

Riverine travel for two routes in Kapit approved

KUCHING: Express boat operators and Kapit folk can breathe a sigh of relief after the Kapit Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) finally allowed riverine transportation to resume, starting July 19. The permitted routes are Kapit-Putai-Kapit and Kapit-Belaga-Kapit while the Sibu-Putai-Sibu...

Community leaders must ensure SOP compliance

KUCHING: The onus is on local community leaders in Kota Samarahan to ensure compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), says Rubiah Wang. The Kota Samarahan MP on Tuesday (July 27) said residents must adhere to the guidelines set by...

192 longhouse households to receive housing aid

BINTULU: One hundred and ninety two doors from six longhouses in the Kakus constituency will get immediate assistance under the Sarawak Poor Housing Improvement Project (PPRMS) this year. Kakus State assemblyman cum Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Native...

More food aid for EMCO-hit village

KUCHING: Two thousand and five hundred households in Kampung Tabuan Melayu which were placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) received additional food aid from the state government. Demak Laut assemblyman, Dr Hazland Abang Hipni presented the food aid to...

3.65 mln vaccines channelled to Sarawak

KUCHING: A total of 3.65 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been allocated to Sarawak under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP), said its coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said the state has received the second-highest allocation after Klang...

Six fined RM12,000 for wildlife offences

SIBU: Six Indonesian men were fined a total of RM12,000 for the possession of protected wildlife and wild birds, including a crocodile and White-rumped Shama also locally known as “Burung Murai Batu”. Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), in a statement yesterday...

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Enlivening the B-P spirit

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