RM6.13 bln worth of timber exports, products in 2017

SIBU: Sarawak’s total timber exports and timber products in 2017 were valued at RM6.13 billion, of which RM46.7 million came from furniture and its components. “I am very happy that Sarawak Timber In...

CM: Listen to the people

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Openg said that the strength of Sarawak depended on the style of state leadership. He added, “Either the leaders are close to the people o...

A dreamlike longhouse trip 35 years ago

The year was 1983. After serving for about five monthsin a rural secondary school as its youngest ever Principal – I was then a few days short of my 29th birthday – I was taken upriver for a longhous...

500 to 600 breast cancer new cases yearly

KUCHING: The overall number of breast cancer cases in Sarawak is between 500 and 600 new cases a year. Advisor to Sarawak Breast Cancer Support Group, Datu Dr Zulkifli Jantan disclosed this according...

Teenage pregnancies expected to drop further

KUCHING: Teenage pregnancies in Sarawak are expected to be further reduced this year. Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Education, Dato Sri Hajah Fatimah Abdullah ...

32 political parties agree to lowering voting age

PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-two of the 51 registered political parties in the country agree with the proposal to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, according to the Election Commission (EC). “These parties ha...

Talk on MA63, OMO in Sibu on Sunday

KUCHING: Revisionist historian and author, Lina Soo will hold a public talk on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Sarawak Oil Mining Ordinance in Sibu this Sunday starting at 2pm at Paramount Hotel....

One dead in blast in Russian security service building

MOSCOW: One person was killed and three injured when an explosive device went off Wednesday inside a building housing the FSB security service in Arkhangelsk in northern Russia, an official said. The...