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CM unveils RM800 mln BKSS 7.0

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg unveiled the seventh iteration of the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) package worth RM800 million on Wednesday (Aug 4). He said the latest package comprised three measures — a one-off financial...

RM400 mln to cover price variations

KUCHING: The state government has set aside RM400 million to cover for price variations in government work contracts resulting from relaxation of its procurement policy amidst Covid-19. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this is needed to...

No sitting of Sarawak State Assembly during emergency

KUCHING: The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly will not sit for the duration of the emergency in the state from Aug 2 to Feb 2 next year, Speaker Datuk Amar Haji Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said today. He cited Section 4...

I still have majority support, resignation does not arise

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today stressed that he still has the support of the majority of Members of Parliament as the prime minister. He said the matter was presented to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah...

Birthday wishes pour in for Abang Johari

By Nazrinzulaiqa Hasbi, Umie Syazwanie Mohd &, Rachel Mina KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Datuk Openg is celebrating his 71st birthday today. The youngest son of Sarawak’s first governor Tun Abang Openg Abang Sapiee was born on Aug...

Expectant mum gets rare blood type from Sarawak

KUCHING: An expectant mother who has the rarest blood type — Rh17 — in Johor Bahru received the much-needed blood of the same type from Sarawak. Sarawak General Hospital Blood Bank said the donor, Pehan Majis donated his blood on...

Masing surprised no one working at Bakun

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing hopes that the movement control order (MCO) has not given the public and private sector the excuse of not working full time. He said this after a visit to see...

Phase 3 postponed for Southern Region

KUCHING: Sarawak welcomes the prime minister’s announcement that the state will be able to enter Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) starting Wednesday (Aug 4) and it will implement this once the proposed standard operating procedures (SOPs)...

Sarawak has fifth highest rape rate

KUCHING: Sarawak has the fifth highest rape rate in Malaysia after recording a total of 67 rape cases this year. Selangor is first with 168 rape cases while Kedah is second with 80 cases, Sabah third with 72 cases) and...

Parents still reluctant to see schools reopen

KUCHING: Given the current outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta strain, parents are divided on whether or not to send their children to school. The majority of them do not want to risk the safety of their children. Hamzah Rambili, 39, opposed...

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CM unveils RM800 mln BKSS 7.0

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg unveiled the seventh iteration of the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance...