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Friday, December 13, 2019
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KUCHING: Community leaders from Batang Ai, Sungai Asap, Murum and Baleh whose people are affected by hydro-electric power dams (HEP dams) gathered here recently. After a sharing session, they spoke to the New Sarawak Tribune about their respective experiences. Murum...
KUCHING: The purported offer by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Sabah and Sarawak to acquire stakes in Petronas could yet be another ‘trick’ by the federal government. Calling for caution against such offer, political commentator Datuk Peter Minos...
KUCHING: Veteran lawmaker Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar poured cold water on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s idea to sell stakes in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to Sabah and Sarawak. Wan Junaidi, a trained lawyer, views Petronas as...
KUCHING: Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said he was amazed at the audacity of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in stating that Pakatan Harapan (PH) has fulfilled 60 per cent of their promises contained in their...
KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth Central secretariat has reported a Facebook user to the police regarding his posting about the party’s president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh. The group filing the report was headed by PSB deputy youth central...
KUCHING: Petronas CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin has been told to be careful when making statements regarding oil royalty. Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri feels that “whatever inconsiderate statements that come out from the CEO are...
KUCHING: Malaysian National Oil Company — Petronas, is an embarrassment for refusing to comply with the laws of the land on which it operates. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said this in a statement...
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) secretary-general Datuk Janang Bungsu has suggested that the party negotiate for more seats in the next state election than its current 11. “We are not weak, we are getting stronger,” he said during a PRS...
KUCHING: Stephanie Mary Ensol bagged four medals in the Asia Powerlifting Championship held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from December 2 to 5. Five hundred representatives from 22 countries took part in the event. Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan and...
KUCHING: The first Sarawak international school will be built at Mile 12 near the Centre for Modern Management (CMM) Penrissen Road and expected to be fully operational by 2021. Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin...
MIRI: Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Sebastian Ting is helping to construct a new drain and road widening along Jalan Armelia here. Ting who is also Piasau state Assemblyman went to the site to view the progress...
KUCHING: One of the key challenges in the country’s education system is aligning the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) and polytechnic syllabus to keep up with the rapid technological advancement. Chief executive officer (CEO) of PolyCC Department of Polytechnic Education...
KUCHING: The High Court here yesterday ordered former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak publicity chief Vernon Kedit to pay RM200,000 in damages and another RM40,000 in costs to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas for defaming the...
KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) wants to see bigger participation and representation in politics among Sarawak’s youths. Speaking to the press after officiating the Satok Street Fest here on Sunday, Satok PBB deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki said the...
KUCHING: This week the Federal government announced the float of RON95 price starting January next year. The Petrol Subsidy Program(PSP) on RON95 is only applicable to the eligible Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipients. According to the Assistant Minister of Domestic...
KUCHING: The MOE is being ridiculous and discriminating when giving directives to bar Sarawak’s state ministers and GPS ADUNs from attending any school events held in our own state – Sarawak! Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Michael Tiang said...
KUCHING: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak branch has always encouraged its students to be different from the rest. “We want you to show that the university encourages its students to create their own jobs, instead of just working for other...
KUCHING: A national newspaper’s Nov 29 article that bore the heading, “Tiada YB Pembangkang Bebas Isytihar Harta” (No independent opposition MP has declared assets) has been called fake news. “Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) completely denies the allegation as reported by...
KUCHING: There should be a High Court of Sarawak with its own registry to reflect the three states becoming Malaysia and we have three separate Bars in Malaysia.  Not to forget that we also had our own court registry even...
SINGAPORE: Sarawak will be hosting the 21st Asia Master Athletic Championship (Amac) at the Sarawak State Stadium, Petra Jaya in Kuching from Dec 2-9 this year. Yesterday, the torch was handed over to the Sarawak government which will be the...
KUCHING: Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian advised land owners to apply for land premium refund if they have not done so by Dec 31. Dr Sim said the land premium refund is an initiative...
KUCHING: There is no time or opportunity to make amends or to rectify anything of significance in Pakatan Harapan (PH), said a local political analyst Datuk Peter Minos. He said looking at all angles, it seemed impossible for PH to...
KUCHING: The Sarawak government in totally determined in ensuring the success of the state’s digital economy. This determination was manifested in a new office of Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) that was declared by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun...
Today’s convention reaffirms the political union of the four component parties of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). Thus it is as important to Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) as it is to GPS as a whole, said PDP youth chief Robert...
KUCHING: All parties must work together without political barriers in the education and future of our children. Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said a purported federal government directive in barring Gabungan Parti...
MUKAH: Sarawakians are hoping that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg would announce something good when he delivers his winding-up speech at the end of the State Legislative Assembly sitting. Perhaps a year-end bonus for civil servants may...
SIBU: Two men were burnt to death when fire engulfed the side extension of a house at Lane 16, Brooke Drive, Rejang Park here. The house had doubled as a car repair workshop and storeroom for vehicle spare parts. The identities...
KUCHING: Ho Soon Physical Culture Club hosted a blood donation campaign at Kuching Sentral here, yesterday. The event was held in response to a call by Serian General Hospital’s blood bank to collect enough blood to help those in need. The...
KUCHING: The state government is using Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia as a model for the establishment of the Sarawak Coastal Guard. “In Australia, although the defence navy is under the federal government there, the coastal guard has its...
BINTULU: Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen is not qualified to criticise the State 2020 Budget, said Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing. “While his ministry benefits from the national budget, he has been silent as a ghost when it...