Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sarawakians

Hari Raya greetings from overseas

KUCHING: ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri’ to all Muslim friends. Raya is here once again. Unfortunately, many Muslims who are overseas cannot be home for the festival this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic which has closed many borders. This is their...

Possible catastrophe if Sarawakians not careful

KUCHING: Sarawakians have been urged to work together to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control. On this, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said they have no choice because there will be severe repercussions should...

Sarawakians commend SDMC’s efforts in managing pandemic

KUCHING: Many Sarawakians from different work backgrounds have voiced out their support for the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its efforts to find the right balance between public health safety and economic survival while managing the Covid-19 pandemic. Syahrir...

RM1.3 mln Yayasan Raghad to help Sarawakians

KUCHING: A sum of RM1.3 million has been allocated for Yayasan Raghad which serves as a platform to care for the welfare of Sarawakians. Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Seri Abdul Taib Mahmud contributed RM300,000 while his wife, Toh Puan...

Explain significance of ‘wilayah’

KUCHING: The federal government must explain to Sabahans and Sarawakians the significance of referring to the two states as 'wilayah' (region), says Dr Kelvin Yii. The Bandar Kuching MP said Parliament must convene to clarify this as the term was...

Support GPS government for your future

KUCHING: Sarawakians must continue to support the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government so that all development plans, especially in the rural areas, can be realised. In making the call, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said...

PH Sarawak, PSB yet to reach consensus

KUCHING: A consensus has not yet been reached between Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak and Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) due to differences in principles, political objectives and goals. PH Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the issue of seat allocation is...

PM pledges more Covid-19 vaccine doses for Sarawak

KUCHING: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has pledged to channel more vaccine doses to Sarawak for its Covid-19 immunisation programme. “When I arrived in Sarawak and saw the vaccination centre in Kuching, I noticed that you have done very well. I thank the frontliners and in Kuching now, there are about 180 vaccine administration centres (PPV) to inoculate 1.4 to 1.5 million Sarawakians. “God willing, when I return to Kuala Lumpur, I will ask the ministers concerned to hasten the supply of vaccines to Sarawak so that the people are protected from Covid-19,” he said during a programme with community leaders in Kota Samarahan today (April 2). Muhyiddin said the federal government has conducted discussions with vaccine manufacturers at an early stage to secure supplies for the country’s Covid-19 immunisation programme. “We have now completed discussions and we have been able to secure the vaccines enough for about 150 percent of the nation’s population instead of just 100 percent. “This is for us to prepare for any eventualities as it would be difficult to source the vaccines after this,” he said, adding that, presently there are other countries who are yet to obtain a single dose of the vaccine. He said Malaysia in its discussion with the vaccine manufacturers has also secured a good price for the doses, one that is better than the prices obtained by other developed countries. On political stability, the prime minister said it is crucial for the continuity of the present government to ensure the nation’s recovery. “While the nation’s politics is marred by instability, I don’t wish it to be such. What I am doing is to ensure that in difficult times, the performance of the government is unaffected. “I thank the state government for supporting the federal government. We will try our best to help Sarawak reach its target to be a developed and successful state in 10 years’ time.

 “I am also confident in the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg that all this can be realised,” he said.

Sarawak awaits Putrajaya to speed up delivery of vaccine

KUCHING: Sarawak has forwarded an appeal to Putrajaya to speed up its Covid-19 vaccine supply to the state. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said he personally forwarded the...

Sarawakians consider Muhyiddin a caring leader

KUCHING: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrives today on a two-day working visit to Sarawak. He will spend today here before going to Serian tomorrow to view some infrastructure development projects. His visit has caught the attention of the public...
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MP helps fire victims

BALINGIAN: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) cum Mukah MP Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib...
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