Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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RM10 mln funding reflects support for creative arts industry

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is supportive of the creative arts industry here as illustrated by the recently announced Heritage, Arts and Culture Facilitation Fund, says Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister pointed out that...

More boats, 4WD vehicles for Sarawak Fire Dept soon

KUCHING: The Sarawak Fire Department will have more boats and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles soon, courtesy of the Malaysia Fire Department. “Sarawak has 36 fire stations, the most in Malaysia, so the fire assets need to be increased by zone,”...

730 new cases, lowest in two months

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 730 new Covid-19 cases today (Oct 17), the lowest since Aug 14 when 725 cases were recorded. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said that of the number, 709 cases or 97.12 percent were in...

RMAF plane flies in equipment for army field hospital

SIBU: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Sunday (Oct 17) used an A400M aircraft to deliver about six tonnes of logistics and medical equipment which would be used to set up an army field hospital here. The equipment included...

Vaccinated Sarawakians can return home freely

KUCHING: Only Sarawakians with complete vaccination status do not need to apply through EnterSarawak to return to the state. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (Oct 17) said they would need to fill in the e-Health Declaration...

Sarawak to recognise its natives

KUCHING: Sarawak will be empowered to recognise its natives, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He said this will be made possible through a proposed amendment to the definition of ‘natives’ under Article 161A of the Federal...

Jom Ke Sarawak tourism campaign launched

KUCHING: A new domestic tourism campaign, ‘Jom Ke Sarawak’ (JKS), was launched on Friday (Oct 15), offering 16 discounted tour packages. The ‘buy now, travel later’ campaign, in which trips can be book conveniently through the Shopee Malaysia platform, is...

State ministry to discuss on easing entry restrictions

KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will deliberate the matter of easing the requirements for entering Sarawak soon. Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said however, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) would have the final say. Noting...

Innovative civil service, assures Jaul

KUCHING: The Sarawakcivil service will continue to pursue new ideas and approaches in order to break obsolete and conventional administrative methods. State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion said the Innovation Month and Sarawak Civil Service Innovation Convention Awards (SCSICA) provided...

Shooting incident involving soldier: Army to form inquiry team

TAMPIN: The Army will form an inquiry team to improve security operations procedures and governance following an incident where its personnel allegedly fired shots before committing suicide in Kuching, Sarawak, yesterday (Oct 13). Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi...

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Ensure success of country’s recovery plan

By Siti Nurain Ratani KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawakians have been urged to cooperate with the government to ensure the success of...