Proton’s Nov sales grow 100 pct


KUALA LUMPUR: National carmaker, Proton saw another strong performance in November as year-on-year sales (y-o-y) for the month grew by 100 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) with 9,643 units sold. Proton Holdings Bhd in a statement said, the cumulative volume for the year stood at 89,476 units, which marks a 50.1 percent […]

Court to decide today

Allan Jay

UGGAH VS VERNON SUIT KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas’ defamation suit against former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak publicity chief Vernon Kedit will be decided today at the local High Court. High Court judge Ravinthran N Paramaguru, is scheduled to deliver his decision today at 11.30am. […]

Mile 12 international school to open next year

KUCHING: A new residential international school here is expected to take in its first batch of students next year. This is one of the five such schools proposed by the state government. The others will be located in Kota Samarahan, Sibu, Miri and Bintulu. Education, Science and Technological Research Minister […]

Book on pest control launched

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: The Sarawak government through the State Agricultural Department has launched a book on managing pest problems for the agriculture industry. The book entitled “A Pictorial Guide to Fruit Pests in Sarawak” serves as a reference and useful guide for extension agents and farmers to identify and manage pest problems […]

Preparing for the monsoon season

Tania Lam

KUCHING: The Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Ministry is gearing up for the monsoon season with well-stocked front bases and a large depot. Its minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said that on November 25, her ministry checked the depot in Samarahan and found it had been […]

R&D must be in line with Sarawak govt’s aim

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: Any research and development (R&D) initiatives done in Sarawak must be in line with the aim set by the state government. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said at the moment, the state government’s aim was to become a net food exporter by 2030. “We need to […]

Manyin-Maszlee meeting next week

Natasha Jee

KUCHING: Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong will meet his federal counterpart Dr Maszlee Malik next week to discuss a federal government directive that purportedly bars Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) members from speaking at schools’ events or programmes.  Manyin said recently he wrote a letter […]

‘Look into applied research’

Nazmi Suhaimi

KUCHING: Research officers are urged to direct their focus on applied research and solve the challenges faced by farmers, agropreneurs and stakeholders. Sarawak Agriculture Department acting director Dr Alvin Chai said with less emphasis on pure research, researchers could be more focused on tackling modern day problems. “We must adopt […]

Chanteuse Alena releases Kelabit music video

KUCHING: Renowned Sarawak chanteuse Alena Murang has released a music video for her single ‘Midang Midang’ and dedicates it to the Kelabit community in Miri and Bario. “This song was handed to me by my grandaunt Tepu’ Ira. It is an old Kelabit song and a song to bring people together […]

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