Anwar’s seat to be announced today

Saifuddin to disclose which parliamentarian from the party will step down for Anwar today KULIM: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)  secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said yesterday that he will be announcing which parliamentary seat PKR president-elect  Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be contesting today at PKR’s headquarters. He said Anwar would also be present at the […]

Modified accounting also shows same result

PUTRAJAYA: A total of RM16 billion of unreturned taxes has remained missing from the Tax Refunds Trust Fund (TBBC) regardless of whether the government uses the modified cash basis or the accrual accounting system, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Responding to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Facebook post, he said according to […]

Dr Mahathir warns get-rich-quick Bumi contractors

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said government contracts acquired by Bumiputera companies will be cancelled if they are sold or transferred to other parties. He said the Pakatan Harapan government would not help Bumiputera companies who only wanted to seek wealth quickly without trying to execute the contract being acquired. “If a […]

Agreement between govt, NGOs

KUCHING: An agreement has been reached between the Sarawak government and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on means to fight the spread of rabies. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who heads the State Disaster Management Committee, said this was achieved during a closed-door meeting involving representatives of the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Sarawak, […]

Toddler with suspected HFMD in critical condition

SIBU: A one-year-old toddler from Sarikei suspected to be suffering from Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease (HFMD), who was referred to Sibu Hospital Thursday is in critical condition. In confirming this yesterday, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said: “Samples have been sent for viral testing – awaiting result.” Dr Lee cautioned that even though the […]

Sarawak-level National Day celebration fun-packed with patriotic performances

MIRI: The Sarawak-level National Day celebration centred here yesterday was fun-packed with patriotic performances to strengthen the nationalistic spirit among Malaysians although it was held on a small scale, with only a high tea. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and wife Datin Patinggi Dato Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang were among over 500 people who […]

SRB mulls setting up council to monitor river safety — Dr Jerip

KUCHING: Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) plans to set up a council to monitor river safety in the state, in line with the Sarawak government’s objective to establish a Safety Council committee for all aspects, including road safety and river safety. Transportation Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil told reporters this after launching the River Safety […]

Bypassing Brunei

Federal government to construct alternative route connecting towns in northern Sarawak that would spare travellers immigration hassle LAWAS: Works Minister Baru Bian reaffirmed that the federal government will construct the proposed alternative route from Miri to Limbang and Lawas through Long Lama, Marudi and Bario bypassing Brunei. He said this was agreed upon by Prime […]