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KUCHING: State Social Welfare Department (JKMS) paid a visit to Hope Place Charity Centre at TT3, Tabuan Tranquillity last Friday. Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan expressed his gratitude to the department for their visit. According to Wan, the department plans to...
KUCHING; Sarawak is  the first in Malaysia to have a Unit For Other Religions (Unifor) to look after the issues related to other religions so that we can maintain racial and religious harmony. Now the government has setup a...
KUCHING: The new Sungai Bintangor Bridge at Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol here will become another iconic tourist spot, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. He said the bridge will be able to expose tourists to the local traditions...
KUCHING:Stringent measures taken by the state government to curb the spread of Covid-19 are done in the interest of the people. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said with positive imported cases detected from patients testing negative previously...
MIRI: The public here have been told not to fear the armed soldiers who are assisting the police to inspect premises during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period. “There should be no reason for you to fear them if...
DALAT: A total allocation of RM56,000 was given by the state government as minor rural project (MRP) implementation fund in  Kampung Balan here today. Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah who is Dalat assemblywoman...
KUCHING: Good news for those who love karaoke as the Sarawak government will allow entertainment centres to reopen with effect from Aug 15. However, this strictly refers to only selected centres with closed-door karaoke rooms. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC)...
DEBAK: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is committed to continuing all the struggles of previous leaders for the continuity of development although he has his own leadership style. Saribas assemblyman Mohd Razi Sitam said, under Abang Johari’s...
KUCHING: The decision by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to withdraw its appeal against the Kuching High Court’s ruling that Sarawak is entitled to collect sales tax on petroleum products shows that Petronas recognises the state’s rights. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu...
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg described Petronas’ action to withdraw its appeal against the Kuching High Court’s ruling that Sarawak is entitled to collect sales tax on petroleum products as the best gift for Sarawakians. Moreover,...
KUCHING: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is focussed on developing the state, said Senior Minister (Works) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. “We don’t poke our noses into other people’s business,” he said when asked to comment on the Sabah snap election...
KUCHING: Stutong Community Market will reopen to the public this Sunday (Aug 2) after it was temporarily closed on July 18. Kuching City South Council (MBKS) said to prepare for the reopening, the council and Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba)...
Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) needs your assistance to eliminate the illegal dumping and unsightly littering on our streets roadside, alleys and other public right of way as well as on private areas. Illegal dumping is the disposition of waste or...
KUCHING: SUPP Assistant Publicity and Information Secretary, Lo Khere Chiang believed that after the conviction of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, other cases similar in nature must proceed according to rule of law. Lo who is also Batu...
KUCHING: Umno’s recent decision not to formally join the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition does not affect Sarawak, said Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi. Abdul Rahman, who is also the Assistant Minister in the Chief...
KUCHING: The beautiful and lively city of Kuching, located at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, will capture the heart of every visitor. Kuching City which is the capital of Sarawak has an average...
KUCHING: Catholic parishes  in the red zone of Kuching district will suspend all daily, Sunday masses and services temporarily effective today (July 31) in view of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the city here. “This affects parish communities...
KUCHING:The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided that for departments and agencies under the essential services category, employees are required to bring a letter of approval from their respective heads of department when commuting between Zone 1 and...
SARIKEI: Repok Assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii has allocated a total of RM300,000 under the Rural Transformation Project (RTP) grant to two churches in his constituency. Of the total, RM200,000 was given to Jesus is Lord Church while RM100,000...
KUCHING: School bus and van operators must comply with standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government, stresses Yayasan Sarawak director Azmi Bujang. “There was a briefing with the Ministry of Transport regarding the SOP for the operations of school...
MIRI: Former Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Pujut branch chief Abu Bakar Amit and several members who left the party will not affect the strength of PBB. PBB Piasau branch chairman Mohamad Sardon Zainal in response to the decision made...
KUCHING: Padungan assemblyman and Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak vice chairman Wong King Wei has quit the party. In a press statement on Sunday, Wong announced that he was relinquishing all party posts and resigning as DAP member with immediate...
MUKAH: Some 70 bumiputera entrepreneurs in this division attended a talk “Entrepreneurship: Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SKMS)” at Dewan Suarah Mesra here yesterday. The programme was organised by the Sarawak Malay Economy Chamber (Dekoms) in collaboration with Agrobank Sarawak Region. It...
KUCHING: The government has been urged to consider the B40 group when mandating the compulsory use of face masks starting Aug 1. Sarawak Community Policing Association (SCPA) chairman Datuk John Lau Pang Heng said that even though the association supports...
KUCHING: Kuching District is on the edge of red zone status in light of the increased number of positive Covid-19 cases reported by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). However, the committee in a statement today informed that Kuching was still...
PADAWAN: Wearing face masks in public places would not be a problem because Sarawakians are disciplined and they know the importance of wearing it during this Covid-19 pandemic. Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang was commenting on the...
KUCHING: Pakatan Harapan under the leadership of Tun  Dr Mahathir Mohamad  had promised the recognition of UEC prior to the 13th General Election.  However,  according to  SUPP Wanita Chief Kho Teck Wan, after the election the rakyat was told that...
MUKAH: The younger generation should know the meaning and significance of July 22. Penghulu Henry Lee Liong Ing said it was indeed appropriate that former chief minister, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, declared July 22 as a public holiday...
MIRI: Sarawak must retain its gas to develop the state’s petrochemical industry. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the government is looking to retain at least 45 percent of its production. “Sarawak has the largest gas reserves in...