Teen dies after crashing into cement truck

Daryll Law

KUCHING: A motorcyclist died on Wednesday following a crash which left him pinned under a cement truck. The incident happened at about 1.20pm near a furniture showroom at Jalan Matang here. State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said the deceased was identified as 15-year-old Mohammad […]

SUPP man slams Umno’s Tajuddin

Nazmi Suhaimi

HOLY ASH REMARK KUCHING: Stakan SUPP secretary Sivanesan Sanmugalingam has slammed Umno parliamentarian Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman for likening Hindu holy ash to communist leader Chin Peng’s ashes. He said the comparison — made by Tajuddin to Jelutong MP R.S.N. Rayer — was outrageous and totally disrespectful to the […]

Use IT to your advantage

Nur Shazreena Ali

KUCHING: Cooperative Institute Malaysia (CIM) has urged all small and medium cooperatives in Sarawak to fully utilise information technology to advance their businesses. Deputy director-general of human capital development Ramlan Kamsin said utilising information technology would enhance productivity. “Cooperatives should not remain in their comfort zone and I think it […]

Beware of individuals claiming to be CIM agents

Nur Shazreena Ali

KUCHING: The public have been reminded to beware of dubious individuals claiming to be authorised agents of entrepreneurial programmes under the Cooperative Institute Malaysia (CIM). Deputy director-general of human capital development Ramlan Kamsin advised the public to only deal directly with CIM. “I would like to reiterate that CIM does […]

PAS welcomes RM500 ‘bonus’

Aina Azizah Yeo

KUCHING: Sarawak Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) Youth Council (DPPNS) welcomed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for the announcement of a RM500 financial assistance in June 2020 to federal civil servants totalling about 94,971 with an allocation of RM47.5 million. DPPNS perceives this bonus as a tribute […]

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 […]

Sarawakian tech co wins excellence award

News Desk

KUCHING: Technology company SOCOE Sdn Bhd was announced as the winner of the Malaysia Technology Excellence Award (MTEA) held at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The MTEA is an inaugural award programme recognising organisations at the forefront of technological revolution and digital exploration within their respective industries. The award recognises companies […]

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