Thursday, April 29, 2021

visiting

Ministry calls on Polytechnic Kuching

KUCHING: Sarawak Kuching Polytechnic (PKS) today received a visit from the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research (MESTR). The delegation from MESTR was led by Workforce Development Division head Dr Asmah Othman and also accompanied by Khaninah Ariff...

Deliver and we’ll be eternally grateful

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.— Nikita Khrushchev, premier of the Soviet Union Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his official visit to Sarawak last week appeared to embrace...

Resident ‘shocked’ by PM’s visit to his home

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A leader of the people, for the people.  That’s exactly how the residents of Kampung Sindang Baru here described Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg when both of them visited the residents today (April 2).  Resident Aris Julaihi expressed ‘shock’ when he was informed that Muhyiddin and Abang Johari would visit his house.  “This is the first time I met him (Muhyiddin) in person, and I feel very proud and thankful to him for coming to my house.  “I see that both of our leaders are people-centric and very good, even the prime minister’s speech that I heard on television did not ‘touch’ on anyone but only focused on talking about the rakyat,” he said.  The former imam and bilal said this when met by reporters after receiving a visit from Muhyiddin and Abang Johari during the Ziarah Prihatin programme.  Meanwhile, Sajili Busrah, a former penghulu of Kampung Sindang Baru, said that it was his first time meeting both state and national leaders in the village.  “This proves that both our leaders truly care for the people, otherwise they will not come to meet the less fortunate our area.  “I am indeed grateful to see that they are willing to come here. I am so proud that the country’s top leader is sitting next to me,” he said.  During the visit, Muhyiddin presented donations to the families under the Ziarah Prihatin programme.  Among those present were Muhyiddin’s wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Minister of Welfare, Community, Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah, Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang, Samarahan Division Resident Brahim Lumpu, and Sarawak Social Welfare Department director Noriah Ahmad. 

Busy schedule for PM

KUCHING: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be making a two-day visit here beginning tomorrow. Muhyiddin and his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman are expected to arrive at Kuching International Airport at 9.45am. He would then have a briefing...

Minister monitors progress of Dalat projects

DALAT: Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah visited various ongoing projects at Kampung Sungai Kut Muara near here today. The projects included the installation of a futsal court roof, a pubic toilet at...

Lee visits mosque in Permyjaya

MIRI: Transport Minister and Senadin assemblyman Datuk Lee Kim Shin today visited Masjid Ar’Rayyan Permyjaya and Tudan Desaras 6 (B) which were under his constituency. The Rural Transformation Project (RTP) at Masjid Ar-Rayyan Permyjaya involves roof replacement following several requests...

Memorable longhouse visit for Dutch family

BY ROBERT KENNETH HENRY KUCHING: Alice van Den Ham described her visit to a traditional Bidayuh longhouse about a year ago as the most memorable experience she’s ever had. Alice, 44, who lives in a town called Amersfoort in the Netherlands,...

400-year-old Jernang cemetery to be preserved

KUCHING: The Jernang Muslim cemetery must be preserved to allow next-of-kin of the deceased to visit the grave of their family members and relatives. In stressing this, Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said continuous assistance must be given...

CM to declare open new agriculture office

KANOWIT: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is scheduled to declare open the new Nanga Machan Agriculture Office tomorrow. The RM4 million-office sits on a 1.2-hectare site near the Nanga Machan bazaar. The office is among several new work...

Ziarah in Dalat ends

DALAT: Dalat assemblywoman Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah visited 29 villages in her constituency in conjunction with the’ Ziarah Kampung in Dalat’ programme series since June 29. The last location — Kampung Sungai Kut Muara — which she visited today marked...
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