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More mass vaccination centres to come

KUCHING: The state government will be setting up more mass vaccination centres (PPVs) to inoculate the public with the vaccines under the National Covid-19 Immunisation...

20 longhouses receive food aid in Murum

KUCHING: A total of 20 longhouses in the Murum polling district centre (PDM) received their food aid under Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS). Murum assemblyman Kennedy...

Liquors-only factories, shops not allowed to operate

KUCHING: Factories and shops that sell liquors only are not allowed to operate, said Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister...

Gawai cluster identified in Sibu

KUCHING: The gathering of several longhouse residents in Sungai Durin on the night before the Gawai Day celebration on May 31 has sparked a new...

Opt-in AZ vaccine programme takes off smoothly

KUCHING: The first day of the opt-in AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination programme at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here went smoothly yesterday (June 7). Chief Minister Datuk...

Political appointments must be on merit

KUCHING: The right to be appointed to political positions is not inherited, instead it should be given based on merit, said Progressive Democratic Party...

General Practitioner clinics as Vaccination Venues

KUCHING: Some of the private General Practitioner clinics in Kuching South areas have been approved by Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) as the venues...

Elderly most vulnerable to Covid-19

KUCHING: The focus by the authorities to vaccinate the elderly in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) is due to them being the most vulnerable...

CIMS 3.0 permit not applicable in Sarawak

KUCHING: The need to have the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 approval letter from Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for agro-commodity sub-sectors...

Reopening of Self-service laundromats are welcomed but take precautions

KUCHING: While members of the public welcomed the recent decision to allow Self-service Laundromats to reopen, precautions are still required to be taken to...

SUPP to pursue Sarawak dream under GPS

KUCHING: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) will pursue the Sarawak dream under the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition. SUPP president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui...

UNIMAS proudly shortlisted in two categories in THE Awards Asia 2021

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is once again honoured as one of the shortlisted nominees in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia....

Volunteers to the rescue of struggling food outlets

KUCHING: A group of volunteers initiated by Datuk Lily Yong is aiming to help food outlets in the Kuching area to promote their food to local customers, and food operators who are interested in participating in this programme are encouraged to call 016-2494633 between 9 am and 3 pm. The objective of setting up the volunteer team is to assist food stall operators in getting through this difficult time brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Jong Yean Pin, one of the members of the volunteer team, explained that they will print flyers or pamphlets containing information on the types of food or beverage the food stall operators offer, as well as their location, method of food pick-up, and contact numbers. https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/volunteers-to-the-rescue-of-struggling-food-outlets/

Surge in interest for Sarawak’s MM2H programme

KUCHING: Two hundred and eighty-five potential investors and retirees from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Australia have shown interest in the Sarawak-Malaysia My...

Special assistance lauded

KUCHING: Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has lauded the RM1.4 billion Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) 6.0 package...

GPS government ever ready to the rescue

KUCHING: The Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS 6.0) financial package shows the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is ever ready to the rescue during...

Undi Sarawak to proceed with judicial review application

KUCHING: Undi Sarawak was granted to proceed with its application for judicial review on the implementation of lowering the voting age. The said hearing is set...

The Sarawak Initiatives Leadership Programme 2021

The Sarawak Initiatives (TSI), a non-profit organisation committed to Building a Better Sarawak through human capital development, will be organising a leadership programme to...

PBDS Baru urges state govt to expedite vaccination programme

KUCHING: Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDSB) has called upon the state government to expedite the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the state. Its president Bobby William...

Tiong unfazed by threat of being voted out

KUCHING: The threat by a small section of Bintulu residents to vote out Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing over his...

Park to be completed by mid-June

KUCHING: The new Kota Padawan Recreational Park project is set to be completed by around mid-June this year. Project consultant Akitree Design landscape architect (LAr) James...

Pat on the back for caring companies and individuals

MIRI: Datuk Lee Kim Shin has commended several companies and individuals here for their contributions which helped to improve medical services in the Miri...

We will wait till Emergency is lifted

KUCHING: The practice of democracy in Sarawak will have to be put on hold before the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 is lifted, said...

Shortlisted design entries on show at the mall

KUCHING: La Promenade Mall is hosting a public display of shortlisted entries for Langit, a nationwide architecture competition to find the next best high-rise for...

Climate change, biodiversity and Borneo’s indigenous peoples

The emergence of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their imperatives for protecting biodiversity and the rainforests as well as combatting climate change...

Bright future awaits Kapit, Bakun and Belaga

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing is pleased with the development plans for Kapit town, Bakun Lakefront Township...

Help prevent Gawai cluster

KUCHING: The Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has called on its members – all 900 of them in the state – to...

Siswazah Sarawak perlu sedia bersaing dapat kerja

KUCHING: Para siswazah perlu mempersiapkan diri dengan pelbagai kemahiran dan tidak bergantung kepada pendidikan formal semata-mata untuk membolehkan mereka bersaing bagi mendapatkan peluang pekerjaan. Menteri...

Spot check on malls, supermarkets

MIRI: Minister-in-charge of Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (MDDMC) Datuk Lee Kim Shin conducted a spot check on shopping malls and supermarkets in Riam...

300 senior citizens in Lundu jabbed

LUNDU: About 300 senior citizens here received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday (May 23). Sarawak Public Communication Unit said the recipients...

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