STPM holders get assurance over matriculation seats


KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today stressed that the additional 15,000 seats for the Education Ministry’s matriculation programme will not affect the intake of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders to first degree programmes at public universities. He said there were places available at public universities every […]

Honey bzzz-ness for Felda settlers


ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor state government is interested in enterprise diversification and is recommending Felda settlers get bzzz-y with a stingless honey (madu kelulut) bzzz-ness to boost income. State Islamic Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi told the Johor State Assembly today that a madu kelulut production hub is […]

‘I do not know SRC management team’


KUALA LUMPUR: Former non-executive director of SRC International Sdn Bhd Datuk Suboh Md Yassin told the High Court here today that he could not recognise the management team of SRC International Sdn Bhd. Suboh, 68, who is the 42nd prosecution witness, said he never had any chance to meet with […]

Fisheries Act to be amended for more severe penalty


KUALA LUMPUR: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub told the Dewan Rakyat today: “The penalty for foreign vessels trespassing into Malaysian waters will be increased from RM1 million to RM6 million, while for crew (raised) from RM100,000 to RM600,000.” He said the amendment affects Section 25 (Act 317) […]

Seeking freedom — reason children, teens go missing


KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told the Dewan Rakyat today that wanting to gain freedom is one of the five primary causes of children going missing in Malaysia. She said the Royal Malaysia Police recorded 7,159 cases of children […]

Malaysia will continue help in disaster management


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to assist and support disaster-affected countries through its knowledge and skills in global disaster management. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said over the years, the local emergency services had matured and transformed gradually by the nation’s development of effective strategies to reduce the […]

5G tech — health and safety — government’s priority


KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo, told the Dewan Rakyat today a 5G Special Task Force will prepare a report on all aspects of 5G technology and public policy. “We’re looking at it (the health issue), and it is being discussed and we are looking at the […]

Reverse parking — a trend or convenience?

Connie Chieng

KUCHING: Are Kuchingnites getting more narrower roads in shophousing areas? Or is it a trend to go for reverse parking due to impatient drivers? The trend now for most drivers is to go for reverse parking and it is not surprising to see car drivers reverse parked in parking bays. […]

SEB makes into Malaysia Book of Records

News Editor

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad’s Tanjong Kidurong Combined Cycle Gas Power Plant project has made it into Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for various engineering and technical feats. The 826MW power plant had been recognised for the Longest Towing Distance for High-Density Polyethylene; Biggest Reinforced Concrete Cyclinder Pipe Jacking; Biggest “Open […]

Relatives of Lau Ing Chung sought

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KUCHING: The Kuching Division Social Welfare Office (PKMB) is searching for the relatives or family of an elderly Chinese man known as Lau Ing Chung, 67. Lau, who is currently under the care of Rumah Seri Kenangan Kuching since mid-April 2019, so far has no relatives or family members looking […]

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