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BINTULU:  A total of 69 longhouses involving 1,043 residents within the Kakus constituency received food assistance on January 21 and 22 following a sudden lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday, four longhouses involving 480 residents received food...
KUCHING: A total of RM2 million has been set aside by the state government to fund for the setting up of molecular labs in Limbang and Kapit. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian in revealing...
KUCHING: State Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing has urged individuals showing signs of Covid-19 symptoms to stay at home to prevent the spread of the infection. “I would like to urge any individual, who has already shown signs of Covid-19...
KUCHING: A functioning and reliable drainage system is vital in serving two purposes for the villages and residents. Firstly, it is to ensure the flow of river and sea water can be used for agricultural purposes and secondly, it will prevent...
BINTULU: Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSB) marks the full commencement of its LNG ISO tanks handling operations with the maiden call of Tiger Clean Energy Ltd (TCEL)’s 169 metres length overall vessel, Fan Zhou 6 to Bintulu International Container...
KUCHING: Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok hopes that the state government would be able to come up with a comprehensive wage subsidy programme to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the state. “Such direct financial...
KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing has clarified that his earlier suggestion on building fences or walls along Sarawak borders with Kalimantan, Indonesia was for it to be built at strategic locations. He said...
KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration director Datuk Ken Leben has suggested the use of Internet of Things (IoT) or similar technology to assist border security. He said this while concurring with Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing’s earlier...
KUCHING: Being a ‘hybrid hotel’ has helped both Grand Margherita Hotel and Riverside Majestic Hotel — Astana Wing to generate revenue despite being one of the quarantine centres here. The hotels’ general manager, Patrick Lau stated that the hotels continue...
SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting is pleased that the people in the district are finally adhering to the movement control order (MCO). Previously, he expressed his disappointment that some Sibu residents had been caught for not adhering...
MIRI: A total 1,235 villagers from five longhouses in Beluru here have undergone Covid-19 swab tests yesterday. The longhouses involved were Rumah Emah, Rumah Apol, Rumah Chabu, Rumah Anrhony and Rumah Justine. Full stories in: https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/1235-villagers-undergo-swab-test/
KUCHING: In view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii has urged the people to strictly comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and cooperate with the government to curb the spread of...
BINTULU: Residents of longhouses within Sungai Arip, Bawang, Tau and Sungai Anak have been reminded to tighten the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at their respective areas to curb and control the spread of Covid-19. This was said by Penghulu Lasit...
KUCHING: Most of the recent positive Covid-19 cases in Bintulu have been confirmed to be infections from the Pasai Siong Cluster, said Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. Therefore, he called on the cooperation of the public, especially those...
MIRI:  Following a claim by a female detainee that she was raped while under police custody at Miri police station lock-up early this month, district police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari assured that the force will have zero-tolerance on any...
KUCHING: The conditional movement control order (CMCO) will be enforced in 11 out of 12 divisions of Sarawak from January 18 to 31. Sibu will be excluded as it is placed under MCO which is enforced from Jan 16 to...
KUCHING: Sarawak is in steady hands under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, said Datuk Talib Zulpilip. The Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) pointed out that four years ago, the change in...
KUCHING: The Sarawak government respects the proclamation of emergency by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Openg. He was, however, optimistic that the 12th state election would be held once the...
KUCHING: Following the continuous heavy rains since Tuesday night, the Satok Youth movement and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok have gone down to the ground to inspect the flood situation in some areas in Satok that have been flooded. According...
KUCHING: While saying the emergency should have excluded Sarawak, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women chief Datuk Seri Doris Brodie views its implementation as a blessing in disguise. She pointed out that Sarawak was doing well in combating Covid-19, hence emergency should...
KUCHING: Sarawakians are told to choose wisely in deciding who will represent them in the upcoming state election. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said Sarawak must not be in a state of limbo as it needs a...
KUCHING: As it has been specified that no general election, state or by-election will be held during the state of emergency period, the Sarawak state election can only be held after Aug 1, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister...
SEBUYAU: The new Batang Lupar Bridge here stretching about 5.1 kilometres long will be constructed swerving next to the Triso Island. Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi said the bridge project, which will connect Sebuyau in Samarahan...
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today received a courtesy call from Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah and officials from the Sarawak Society for the Deaf (SSD). The aim...
KUCHING: The corporate social responsibility (CSR) project which supplied 31 households in Rumah Bada, Nanga Talong at Batang Ai with 24-hour renewable solar power won Sarawak Energy the Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Award. The winning entry under the Utilities and...
KUCHING: Ice cream from ‘dabai’, anyone? What about dabai soap? Yes, there is such a thing. Few people know it, but it is true. At the very least, soap can be made to smell like dabai which, by the way,...
KUCHING: Sarawakians living in Malaya, Sabah and Labuan were told to stay put and not to return home for the coming Chinese New Year celebration. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said this was due to...
KUCHING: Political parties in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government must resolve their differences and put the interest of the nation and the people ahead of politics. Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the federal...
KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is collaborating with New Sarawak Tribune (ST) and Suara Sarawak (SS) to enhance its visibility. “We are aiming to play a more active role as a content provider, coming up with a more systematic arrangement...
MIRI: This coming state election will be an interesting and tough fight amongst political parties, Sibuti member of Parliament (MP) Lukanisman Awang Sauni observed. Lukanisman, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Pujut branch coordinator, however stressed that no...