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KUCHING: This year will see Sarawakians delighting in a double festivity involving Gawai Dayak on June 1 and Aidilfitri, which is expected to fall on June 5. Sarawakians of Dayak origin as well as those from the Muslim community will...
KUCHING: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will take prompt action if there are complaints on damaged wet food items in conjunction with the festive seasons. Its deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen said he encouraged the consumers to use...
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife  Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang attended a breaking of fast co-organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centex) and Sarawak Centre of...
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Some 600 staff and students of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak here attended a breaking-of-fast with the Head of State (TYT) Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at Surau Al-Ghazali, here on Wednesday. The ceremony started with the...
KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Central Women Section is partnering with CanHOPE Kuching to jointly organise a cancer awareness talk from 6pm to 9pm today (May 24). The talk entitled “Knowledge and Hope, Let’s Fight Cancer Together” will be...
KUCHING: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) has urged Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to provide scholarships to Malaysians first before giving them to foreigners. Its chairman Datuk John Lau Pang Heng said this in response to the recent announcement by...
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg urged the mosques in Sarawak to step up and be recognised by improving their facilities and management. At the presentation of incentives to mosques around the city during a ceremony at...
KUCHING: The Bidayuh community will lead the state level celebration of Gawai Dayak this year, said Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He added the celebration will carry the theme Indi Awang, Indi Asung or “One Heart, One...
KUCHING: Teenage mothers need the support of society to be able to face life, said Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah. In everyday context it really takes a village to raise a baby...
MIRI: A civil servant in Miri lost RM1,096,800 after falling victim to the Macau scam early this month. Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the woman aged 52 was contacted on May 7 by another...
KUCHING: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has launched a movie entitled, “Baju Burong Apai”, in connection with the coming Gawai Dayak. The launch was done at Gawai Web Film Showcase at a leading hotel here, Monday evening. The film focuses on family...
KUCHING: Most people would think that being apart from their family and away from their hometown during Ramadan could be a great challenge for Muslim youths from the peninsula working or furthering their studies in Sarawak. However, a survey by...
KUCHING: Knowledgeable foresters on High Conservation Values (HCVs) identification, management and monitoring practices will be in high demand as Sarawak moves towards having all of its Forest Management Units (FMUs) certified by 2022. As such, Forest Department Sarawak (FDS), Sarawak...
MIRI: Police have recovered a pistol believed to have been used by one of the robbers during a shootout between armed robbers and a police team at Taman Jelita last Thursday. Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah said...
KUCHING: About 1,000 people gathered at Majma Kompleks Islam Sarawak yesterday to attend the breaking of fast programme organised by the Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS). The participants, consisting of 616 Tahfiz (Islamic school students) and 120 less unfortunate people (asnaf),...
KUALA LUMPUR: The state government is committed to develop rural infrastructures such as road networks, bridges, water and electricity supplies in preparation of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0). Hence, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg urged all involved...
SIBU: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) yesterday elected Bobby William as its new president at its Triennial Delegates Conference (TDC). The post was vacant after the death of former president Cobbold John Lusoi on March 8 due to heart...
KUCHING: After the failed Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in April, representatives of the Sarawak government appeared satisfied with the outcome of a meeting to review the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) yesterday. Although...
KUCHING: The Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) has joined the calls for authorities to investigate the suicide of a teenager after she ran a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram to vote on whether she should take her own life. In Malaysia,...
KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau chief Wilfred Yap hoped that policies made by the respective government bodies be made public so that the people would know what to do when they are faced with problems. When...
KUCHING: Engagements and consultations ought to be made by the Election Commission (EC) with regards to a decision on prohibiting ministers and politicians with government posts from campaigning during working hours. “Is it confined to federal ministers and other portfolio...
KUCHING: Business events are very big contributors to Sarawak’s socioeconomics, said Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. Speaking at a press conference on the upcoming Ten Outstanding Malaysian Awards (TOYM) event here yesterday, he...
SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a terror cell “Islamic State” wanted by the authorities in the country for planning jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan have been circulated among the public here via...
MUKAH: Mukah MP Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib urged and hoped that members of Dayak community would always maintain harmony and unity among themselves as well as with other communities at all times. She commended the collaboration and cooperation spirit among...
SARIKEI: Every day, during the current fasting month of Ramadan, over 60 youths as young as 14 and as old as 45 years old are assembling as early as 3am at Masjid Ar Rahmah at Kampung Seberang Sarikei. After that,...
SRI AMAN: Sarawak is willing to be the first state to implement the revival of teaching of science and mathematics in English, Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said here yesterday morning. Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari said this...
KUCHING: We need to train new talents to assume leadership in the future, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. “I am no longer young, my age now is at Maghrib (late), sooner rather than later I will...
KUCHING: The state government will not compromise in its defence of the state’s constitutional rights and safeguards. “We will not abdicate our responsibilities in defending the state’s constitutional rights and the territory of the state, including its boundaries,” Chief Minister...
As of April 30, this year, 880,541 hectares (2,175,817 acres) of Native Customary Rights (NCR) land have been surveyed. “From that total, 723,344 hectares (1,787,383 acres) have been gazetted in the first phase of Bumiputera Communal Reserve (Agriculture) under Section...
KUCHING: A quick survey taken among Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) assemblymen in the State Legislative Assembly yesterday showed that on the whole, and understandably so, the lawmakers had poor opinions of the performance of Pakatan Harapan (PH) which has...