Uggah to donate RM200K awarded by court

Allan Jay

KUCHING: The RM200,000 in damages awarded to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas will be donated to charity. Uggah, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president, is currently overseas said that the money will be donated to a charity organisation of his choosing. High Court […]

Now Chong claims no such prohibition

News Desk

PROHIBITION BY GPS REPS FROM VISITING SCHOOLS KUCHING: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen has denied that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs and assemblymen are prohibited from visiting schools in the state. He claimed that in fact, in the past one year, many GPS and Parti Sarawak Bersatu […]

Putrajaya to ensure school gets new desks in time

Duwin Udih

MUKAH: The federal government has approved SMK St Patrick Parent-Teacher Association’s (PTA) application to purchase 400 new desks for the new school building. This was confirmed by PTA chairman Zaidi Morshidi yesterday when asked about the status of the application. It was made during SMK St Patrick’s Excellent Students Award […]

‘MACC needs prosecution powers’

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) ought to be given powers of prosecution. In arguing for this, Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok said it was high time to tighten the Anti-Corruption Act by amending certain provisions. “At the moment, MACC’s power is limited to investigation only […]

Symposium to bring experts together

News Desk

MIRI: A delegation led by 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling (BIM) Symposium organising chairman Dr Wong Kwong Soon paid a courtesy call on Mayor Adam Yii here recently. Dr Wong, who is a senior lecturer of civil and construction engineering at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), said the purpose of the […]

Land and Survey Department wins gold

Tania Lam

Chief Minister’s Awards 2019   KUCHING: The Land and Survey Department won RM50,000 and the gold award in the Chief Minister’s Awards 2019 (major state agency category). Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) won silver — taking home RM40,000 and a trophy — while the Sarawak National Registration Department (JPN) won bronze […]

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 […]

Stay away from corruption

Tania Lam

Integrity officers alone cannot wipe out graft: CM KUCHING: The presence of MACC-trained Certified Integrity Officers (CeIO) alone cannot guarantee that corruption and abuse of power are successfully eradicated from ministries and government departments, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He said that all government servants must […]

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