We’re serious about tech talent devt, says Gobind


PUTRAJAYA: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will continue to review all existing initiatives as well as come up with new and pertinent policies to ensure Malaysia is always ahead of the competition when it comes to tech talent development, said its minister Gobind Singh Deo. “(My) ministry is very serious […]

Vaping among students worrying


PUTRAJAYA: The task force set up to tackle the vaping and e-cigarette issue will focus on, among others, efforts to check the sale of such products to school students, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. He said there were still many online promotions on vape products and e-cigarettes […]

Attempt to smuggle in cigarettes thwarted


PASIR PUTEH: Kelantan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 400,000 cigarette sticks worth  RM318,640 when it intercepted a boat at about 0.1 nautical miles from Pantai Geting, Tumpat. Its director maritime Commander Ismail Hamzah said the police intercepted the boat at about at 4.30am on […]

Drive to curb baby dumping launched


SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. She said 577 cases of baby dumping were recorded in the four years up to 2018 and among the causes […]

Malaysia gets request to extradite Zakir Naik


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has received an application from India for the extradition of well-known preacher Dr Zakir Naik, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said yesterday. However, he said, the government was holding to its stand that it would not send Zakir back to his home country. “We have received the […]

Septuagenarian optimistic of completing cycling earlier


KOTA BHARU:  Senior citizen cyclist Wan Hashim Wan Mahmood, 73, is optimistic that he will complete his mission of cycling 2,200 kilometres around Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand much earlier than the original 15-day target. Wan Hashim or fondly known as Pak Wan, said he has cycled over 9,000 km since […]

Woman teacher victim of holiday package scam


KUANTAN: A teacher was cheated of RM60,781 of her savings after she paid in advance for a holiday package to Japan to a WhatsApp group representative of a cheap travel package. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department head Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 36-year-old woman claimed that she had to […]

State’s arts industry on the rise

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KUCHING: The Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts (Sifma) aims to further expand the arts industry here. Its organising chairperson Dr Geraldine Law-Lee said talents and passion know no bounds, and it is Sifma’s role to search for all these talents and lead them to perform here to inspire, […]

College to offer Certificate in Event Management

KUCHING: College Community Kuching (KKKG) is in the midst of preparing its new programme of Certificate in Event Management. “We are now currently in our research period for the programme before it is ready to be introduced next year,”  said KKKG director Fadil Aziz when he officiated at the closing […]

Tesol programme bursary available

KUCHING: The Brooke Trust and Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus are offering The Brooke Trust Education Bursary for students who enrol in Swinburne’s Master of Arts Tesol (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programme March 2020 intake. The bursary is worth 50% of the programme tuition fees, the […]

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