Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sarawak government

Spread of fake news worrying

LIMBANG: The spread of fake and defamatory information not only confuses the community but also negates the development that the Sarawak government has implemented for the people. Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang said, for example, the spread of fake...

Sarawak govt ready to donate sniffer dogs

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is ready to donate dogs which can be trained to detect drugs to relevant federal agencies in the state, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. "The Sarawak government is willing to...

Two sites in Betong to be turned into agroparks

DEBAK: Two sites in Betong Division, which will be turned into agroparks, have been identified by the Sarawak government. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the sites were Lubok Tamang in Saribas and near the proposed Bebuling...

Debak to have own sports complex

DEBAK: The Debak sub-district will have its own sports complex worth RM8.9 million funded by the Sarawak government. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this is another development project brought by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government...

Eyeing RM8 BLN earnings by 2030

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has set a target of earning of RM8 billion from the export of timber and timber products by 2030. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this has been outlined by the Sarawak...

Greenlight for Mulu Mini Township

MULU: The Sarawak government has approved the building of Mulu Mini Township in the sub-district here. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg added  the state government would also build better police, customs and immigration offices to ensure the...

Sarawak government wishes Christians happy and blessed Easter

KUCHING: As Christians celebrated Easter today to commemorate Jesus Christ rising from the dead, the Sarawak government also took the opportunity to wish all Christians a happy and blessed Easter. In his Easter greetings shared by Sarawak Public Communications Unit...

Sarawak still waiting for Putrajaya’s decision on Inter-state/district travel

BETONG: The Sarawak government is waiting for Putrajaya's decision to allow anyone to cross the state or district after getting two doses of vaccine. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the matter had been informed by Senior...

Vaccine: Muhyiddin ready to look into Sarawak’s request for priority

KUCHING: Putrajaya takes notes of Sarawak’s request to give priority to vaccinating its people, particularly those in the Covid-19 red zones.  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the state government's request for additional vaccines in the red zone area has basis.  “In principle, we agree, but we also need to look in details as other states also need the vaccine supply.  “At the same time, we want to find a way to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases to the lowest level. And we will work on it,” he said told  reporters after visiting Sarawak General Hospital’s (SGH) new Day Care Centre today (April 2). He said the question is not about not wanting to supply the additional vaccine, but the issue was whether the supplier could send the vaccine at one time.  “Some of it (vaccine) arrives tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, so we have to send it in batches.  “If the suppliers can send it immediately, then we will get it immediately. If they follow a certain schedule, we have to wait for the supplier. That is the issue now,” he said. On Sarawak’s intention to procure its own vaccine to step up its vaccination programme, the prime minister said in principle the federal government has no objection to the state’s decision to purchase its own supplies.  “The efforts by the state government (on getting additional vaccines) would ease the federal government’s burden in managing the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.  However, he said the only issue was on whether the state could procure the vaccine supplies.  “I think this is not easy, as there are some countries that have yet to receive enough supplies,” he said.  Adding on, Muhyiddin added that last year he had instructed the ministers responsible to get the vaccine to make sure the supply was enough for all Malaysians and non-Malaysians in the country and at the same time obtaining the vaccine at reasonable prices.  The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme rolled out on Feb 26. The government targets to vaccinate 70 percent of Malaysians to achieve herd immunity.

World-class infrastructure to achieve Sarawak’s 2030 aspirations

KUCHING: World-class infrastructure is needed to make Sarawak’s 2030 aspirations a reality, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg stressed. As such, the Chief Minister said the Sarawak government had been pumping in the necessary funds. “It’s not easy to achieve Sarawak’s...
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