Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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No sitting of Sarawak State Assembly during emergency

KUCHING: The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly will not sit for the duration of the emergency in the state from Aug 2 to Feb 2 next year, Speaker Datuk Amar Haji Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said today. He cited Section 4...

Emergency or not, reps still need to serve rakyat

KUCHING: Whether there is a proclamation of emergency or not, the present state elected representatives still have an important duty of serving the people, says Lo Khere Chiang. The Batu Kitang assemblyman stressed that he would continue serving and doing...

Hoping for early end of Emergency

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing hopes that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would look at Sarawak’s political predicament by revoking his Emergency Proclamation early so that the 12th state election can be held when the...

Emergency-related matters continue being hot topic in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Matters related to the revocation of the emergency ordinances continue to be a hot topic of discussion at the special meeting of the Dewan Rakyat today with several opposition MPs demanding immediate explanation and clarification. By referring to...

Gov’t decides not to advise Agong to extend emergency

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has decided it will not advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to proclaim an extension of the ongoing emergency after its scheduled end on Aug 1, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s...

State election cannot be postponed anymore

KUCHING: The Sarawak government cannot postpone the upcoming state election after the Emergency is lifted on August 1, said constitutional law expert Prof Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi. “The Emergency proclamation of Jan 2021 and the Emergency Ordinance suspended all elections...

Dewan Rakyat convenes in special meeting on July 26

KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in 2021, the Dewan Rakyat convenes on Monday July 26 in a special meeting called during on ongoing emergency declared to curb the Covid-19 pandemic that has seen almost one million cases in...

Pocket guide to emergencies for delivery riders

KUCHING: The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) is looking to issue pocket guides to food delivery riders on ways to properly handle emergency situations. Sarawak Bomba director Khirudin Drahman said the handy tips could be disseminated through print or...

Differing opinions should be welcomed, respected for mature democracy

KUANTAN: Differences in opinion, debates, exchanges of views and criticism, either in the mainstream media or social media, should be welcomed and respected to allow democracy to mature, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. “To me, we should...

Royal navy heli makes emergency landing

LUMUT: A Fennec helicopter belonging to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) made an emergency landing during an operational flight at the RMN Base here at noon today. Western Fleet Command Headquarters, in a statement, said all crew members involved were...
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CM unveils RM800 mln BKSS 7.0

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg unveiled the seventh iteration of the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance...
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