Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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SOPs reduction gets thumbs-up

By Siti Nurain Ratani KUCHING: Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi has welcomed the federal government's decision to reduce the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the National Rehabilitation Plan (NRP). He...

Not necessary for new ministry

KUCHING: It is a good suggestion to have a unit focusing on the needs of children but whether or not it should be a new ministry is debatable, said Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan. She...

Supermarkets in Mukah checking shoppers’ vaccination status

MUKAH: Supermarkets here are now checking the Covid-19 vaccination status of shoppers as one of the standard operating procedures (SOP) before allowing them to enter the premises. Rightfully, this should be the practice amid soaring cases in Sarawak daily in...

Sarawak Youth Talent 2021 winners announced

KUCHING: Winners of the Sarawak Youth Talent (SYT) 2021 were announced via Zoom recently and streamed on the SYT Facebook page. Five students won the Outstanding Award for their short videos and 13 won the Commended Award, in the university...

Deceptive tactics of human smugglers

SERIAN: Human traffickers (tekong) are resorting to various tactics to outwit enforcement officers in their bid to smuggle in illegal immigrants. According to Ops Benteng field officer ASP Megat Faizal Megat Fuad, the tekong would make symbols using wood cuttings...

SAR launched for man who fell off boat

MARUDI: A search and rescue (SAR) operations has been launched to look for an Indian national who reportedly fell off a boat in Sungai Baram. According to Miri Fire and Rescue Department zone 6 chief Supt Law Poh Kiong, the...

Walk-ins welcomed at two jab centres

KUCHING: Those who have yet to receive their Covid-19 vaccination can walk into two designated vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Sri Aman and Lubok Antu districts.  In the Sri Aman district, walk-ins are welcome at Dewan Suarah Sri Aman PPV...

Maszlee calls for two-year tax holiday for IPTS to ensure survival

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Education Minister Dr Mazslee Malik today called for private institutions of higher education (IPTS) to be given tax holiday for two years to help them survive the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. The Simpang Renggam MP also suggested...

Subang Airport Terminal 2 redevelopment driven by demands

KUALA LUMPUR: The Terminal 2 of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS, Subang Airport) will be redeveloped into state-of-the-art hangarages for business aviation, driven by demands from local champions. In a statement today, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said the...

A failed country has a paralysed government

By Siti Nurain Ratani KUCHING: The characteristic of a failing country is when its entire system is paralysed, said Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) political analyst Associate Professor Dr Lee Kuok Tiung. He said any weakness in the government should not be...

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Grab the opportunity to get the booster shot with both hands

KUCHING: Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing advised those who have been given the chance to get the booster dose to...