New category added for KJA 2017

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg has requested that a new category be added to this year’s Kenyalang Journalism Award (KJA) 2017 which is digital...

Ten pillars for SSWI

KUCHING: Sarawak needs to come out with its own State Social Wellbeing Index (SSWI) to cover the whole of state area, said Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Develo...

Johari, wife visit Uggah’s Gawai open house

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg visited the Gawai open house hosted by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas last Tuesday night at his residen...

Woman dies after car crashes into tree

KUCHING: A woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed into a tree at Lorong Belatok, Jalan Salim in Sibu early yesterday. It was believed that the incident occurred at around 4.00am while ...

3-foot long banded krait caught in Kpg Hilir

SRI AMAN: A house owner had the shock of his life when he found a three-foot long banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus) slithering inside his house in Kampung Hilir here, Tuesday night. Fearing for the s...

House partially damaged after faulty aircond catches fire

KUCHING: A house located in Kampung Haji Baki here was partially damaged after a faulty air-conditioner unit went up in flames yesterday morning. According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), ...

250 packs of ‘Bubur Lambuk’ given away in Sri Aman

SRI AMAN: Some 250 packs of ‘bubur lambuk’ were given away to members of the public here. Sri Aman District Police chief, DSP Othman Sulaiman graced the distribution of ‘Bubur Lambuk’ programme, held...

Parked car catches fire

KUCHING: A car parked in front of a hotel along Jalan Wong Nai Siong in Sibu was burnt yesterday. According to the Fire and Rescue Deparment (Bomba) spokesman, they received an emergency call at 9.11...

Stranded hiker on Mt Singgai rescued

KUCHING: A female hiker was stranded on Mount Singgai, Jalan Bau on Tuesday night. The 16-year-old sustained a broken leg and had to be stretchered down the mountain. The authority received a di...

What a traumatic start to last Gawai

My wish to lie low during last Gawai was granted; albeit in a negative way. On my way back to Kota Samarahan from work around 11.30pm on Gawai eve and 30 minutes before ‘ai pengayu’ (drink of longevi...