Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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One day Hari Raya celebration a let-down, but also good move

KUCHING: The recent announcement on the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which is only allowed on the first day, has received mixed reactions from members of the public who are looking forward to having a moderate celebration with their...

Modest Mother’s Day this year

KUCHING: For the second consecutive year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated in a modest manner in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is still unsafe for people to gather on a large scale and people have been advised to celebrate...

Public appeals for shorter Raya

KUCHING: The green light granted by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) for Muslims in the state to celebrate the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri was received with great joy by many. However, many others also felt that the one-week period...

All eager for their voices to be heard

KUCHING: The youth here are thrilled by the federal government’s assurance that it will implement Undi18 by July this year. Undi18 allows Malaysians aged 18 to 20 to vote and new voters to be automatically registered. Previously, the Election Commission (EC)...

Review of minimum wage rate welcomed

KUCHING: Many members of the public welcome the review of the minimum wage rate by the federal government. They point out that the current minimum wage was insufficient to make ends meet in view of the increasing costs of living.   Prime...

Frontliners celebrate under new norm

KUCHING: The year 2021 marks the second consecutive year that Labour Day is celebrated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who work as frontliners carry heavy responsibilities in curbing the spread of Covid-19. All parties are urged to adopt the new norms...

UPSR cancellation good for students

KUCHING: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced the cancellation of the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) for good. This has received encouraging responses from parents and guardians. Teachers are also in favour of the decision because they think the cancellation...

Parents happy with ministry’s decision

KUCHING: Parents here are happy with the decision by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to scrap the Ujian Perperiksaan Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination for good and the Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3) examination for this year . Most parents support the...

Celebrators hope to be allowed to travel for Raya

BETONG: The warmth and joy of Hari Raya Aidilfitri is being felt even despite the hardship of fasting and although once again the celebration may be different from before the pandemic hit the world in March last year. Currently, according...

Public torn on inter-district travel

KUCHING: With Covid-19 cases raging on in Sarawak, members of the public appear to have mixed opinions on whether inter-district travel restrictions should be lifted for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration. The public is generally supportive of the decision to...
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Largest firecrackers, fireworks haul

KUCHING: Sarawak Customs seized two shipping containers with 46.7 tonnes of firecrackers and fireworks, the biggest haul in Sarawak...
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