‘We’ve our own laws’

Nazmi Suhaimi

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT   KUCHING: Any approaches or future undertakings with regard to environmental management will be based on Sarawak’s own mould, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. In stressing this, he said that the state is targeting to reduce carbon emissions through the use of hydrogen in […]

PBB Youth veep blasts ‘secret circular’

Nazmi Suhaimi

ENTRY BAN ON GPS REPS INTO SCHOOLS KUCHING: PBB deputy youth chief, Miro Simuh, blasted the federal government for having issued a “secret circular” banning GPS representatives from being involved in school activities. He said this in response to state Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen who insisted on […]

Promoting Sarawak’s unique tribal handicrafts in London


KAPIT: Dorothy James who specialises in beadworks to weave clothes was selected to represent Sarawak at the ‘International Borneo Festival’ in London recently to promote Sarawak’s unique tribal handicrafts and customary wears. Kapit District Officer Cerisologo Sabut and Bukit Mabong District Officer Douglas Pungga jointly handed over the state and […]

Father gets eight years for molest

Gerald Lawson

SIBU: A jobless man was sentenced to eight years in prison and given two strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here yesterday after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his daughter. The 41-year-old accused, of Jalan Hui Soon was charged under Section 14(d) of the Sexual Offences Against […]

Serian Lions Club celebrates 35th anniversary

Clement Erik Wong

SERIAN: The Lions Club of Serian is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. In commemoration of the event, a celebratory luncheon was held at a restaurant here last Sunday. The four chartered members present during the luncheon were Dr Kiu Chiong Chin, Dennis Sung, Joseph Then and Lee Koi Jun, […]

Floods forces airport to close

Margaret Ringgit

LAWAS: Lawas Airport was closed yesterday due to floods as the rising water inundated the runway and its complex. Sarawak Disaster Relief Management committee secretary Mejar Ismail Mahedin said that the situation had forced Malaysia Airports to issue a closure notice. As at 7am yesterday, the water had risen to […]

TVET grads in high demand

Tania Lam

KUCHING: The marketability of Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) graduates, especially those from Kuching Polytechnic Sarawak (PKS), is more than 90 per cent. CEO of PolyCC Department of Polytechnic Education and Community College (JPPKK), Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, said that industries preferred to recruit TVET or polytechnic graduates […]

Unimas unveils new centralised examination hall

Clement Erik Wong

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A new centralised examination hall was constructed in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) to house its growing number of students sitting for examinations. The hall, known as Wakaf Yusuf Marais was built in partnership with OBYU Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Declaring it open yesterday, Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad […]

‘Just plain rubbish’

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: A state minister has rubbished Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s claim that there is no ban on entry of GPS lawmakers into schools. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah slammed the DAP leader and said that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs […]

Allegations ‘baseless’

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang described as baseless an allegation by state Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen that GPS is using schools as political platforms. On Wednesday, Chong claimed that GPS leaders had brought party flags and gave political speeches when officiating at a Parent Teacher […]

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