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No MCO, CMCO continues until May 17

KUCHING: The nationwide movement control order (MCO) to be implemented throughout the country from today until June 7, as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin, will not apply to Sarawak. State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in announcing this...

Monkey causes power outage in Matu, Daro

MUKAH: A monkey disrupted supply and caused a one-and-a-half-hour power outage for Sarawak Energy’s (SEB) customers in the coastal districts of Matu and Daro at 2.15pm on Monday (May 10).    However, attempts to rescue the injured monkey failed when...

Abide by all SOPs when celebrating Aidilfitri

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has called on the Muslim community to be careful and to abide by all standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) through the Sarawak Islamic...

Pandelela does it for the love of diving

KUCHING: Datukship or otherwise, for national diver Pandelela Rinong, her love for the sport trumps everything. She said while she accepted rewards and incentives for her contribution to the industry, they were not her primary objective. “It is really not important...

Mukah abounds with delicious fresh fish

MUKAH: Despite the current fasting month (Ramadan), fishermen in Mukah are still going out to sea when the weather is good. Mukah is famous for its delicious fresh fish. This coastal town, which serves as the capital and the administrative...

Jalan Stadium Negeri Cluster declared

KUCHING: The state Health Department on Sunday (May 9) has declared a new Covid-19 cluster named the Jalan Stadium Negeri Cluster in this district. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cluster involved a sports technical association meeting. It said...

National diving queen supports beleaguered student

KUCHING: National diving queen Pandelela Rinong has come out in support of Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam, a student who is behind the #MakeSchoolASaferPlace movement. In a post on her Twitter account, Pandelela said she herself was called a diva when...

Rural health clinics to serve as vaccination centres

KUCHING: Twelve public health clinics (KK) and one hall have been identified as vaccination centres (PPV) for rural folks in the northern area of Sarawak. State Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing told the New Sarawak Tribune on Sunday (May...

I was misunderstood, says Karim

SIBU: Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said his statement on rewarding National Diving Queen Pandelela Rinong was misunderstood by netizens to the extent that he received a threat of wanting to burn down his house. "However,...

Reviving Sarawak’s tourism industry

KUCHING: Close collaborations between government departments, agencies and industry players are needed to steer the recovery of the tourism industry. Telang Usan assemblyman and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chairman Dennis Ngau said the state government was keen on rejuvenating the...

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No MCO, CMCO continues until May 17

KUCHING: The nationwide movement control order (MCO) to be implemented throughout the country from today until June 7, as...