ICT vital for state’s education system

KOTA SAMARAHAN: State Education Department director Dr Azhar Ahmad is pleased to note that the education system in Sarawak has recognised the importance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning process. In his speech at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) yesterday, Azhar said ICT had the potential […]

Unimas students visit Bung Bratak

BAU: Almost 100 students and teachers of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) visited Bung Bratak Heritage Centre last Saturday. Bung Bratak Heritage Association chairman Datuk Peter Minos, who was also present during the trip, stated that the delegation had a very good time at the mountain-top Bidayuh historical-cultural centre. A Unimas […]

Remove barricade, authorities urged

Gerald Lawson

SIBU: The Rajang Branch of Sarawak Dayak Iban Association has appealed for the removal of a concrete barrier placed across the road leading to two longhouses near here. The longhouses are Rumah Jalak and Rumah Nita at Tanjung Penasu overlooking Batang Igan. “We strongly urge the authorities to lift the […]

Mukah youths still haven’t submitted forms

Duwin Udih

MUKAH: The Sarawak Ministry of Youth and Sports office here has not received any Sarawak Youth Venture Fund (SYVF) forms from applicants so far. Officer in-charge Timothy Dominic Atong said no youth had come forward to ask for the forms yet. He added that many forms were also distributed during […]

DCM pays courtesy call on Miti

Natasha Jee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan held a courtesy visit to the International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Ignatius Darrel Leiking at Wisma Miti. Awang Tengah, who is also the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development led the state […]

12 volunteers clean Kuching City

KUCHING: Twelve volunteers worked together to clean Kuching City during an event called “Kuching City Plogging” last week. The group led by Dylan Phiong was surprised at the huge amount of trash collected despite the short session. The team said even more trash could have been picked up if the […]

Close shave for longhouse

Allan Jay

SRI AMAN: Due to prolonged heavy rain, a landslide occurred behind a longhouse here last Sunday. According to the local fire chief, the landslide happened around 7.45pm at Rumah Agal, Angkong Nanga Pangil. Three firefighters were despatched from Sri Aman fire and rescue station to the scene. They found that […]

Finance Minister urged to support 60 pct claim

KUCHING: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been urged to give details of his claim that Pakatan Harapan (PH) has fulfilled 60 per cent of its promises. Without clarification, Lim would be seen as “just picking the figure from the air”, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (in-charge […]

Wan Junaidi scoffs at ‘60 pct claim’

Natasha Jee

KUCHING: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said he was amazed at the audacity of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in stating that Pakatan Harapan (PH) has fulfilled 60 per cent of their promises contained in their election manifesto. This is because of all the 60 items under […]

Outstanding Unimas athletes feted

KUCHING: About 200 athletes were feted by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) for their achievements throughout the year. A ceremony was organised last Thursday at Merdeka Palace Hotel here, attended by Unimas board of directors chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Sulong Matjeraie, vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Kadim Suaidi, deputy vice-chancellor (research […]

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