DUN resolves to bring reinstatement of Dr Ting to Federal Court

KUCHING The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday resolved to turn to the Federal Court to appeal the decision of both the Court of Appeal and the High Court to reinstate Dr Ting Tiong Choon as the Pujut assemblyman. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah moved a motion to […]

Man seriously hurt after violent clash with brother-in-law

KUCHING: A dispute between two brothers in-law turned physically violent and left one hospitalised on Saturday. The clash, which saw the 51-year-old victim suffer serious head injuries, took place around 7.30pm at a residential area along Jalan Sim Kheng Hong when the suspect, aged 50, arrived home and quarrelled with his brother-in-law, who was drinking […]

Cooperation and collaboration between govts to be boosted

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is confident that the federal government will continue to strengthen its ties with the Sarawak government despite the latter not being part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Speaking to reporters after sending off Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah […]

S’wak govt mulls scholarships to study ethnic languages

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is considering granting postgraduate scholarships to sociology students who are interested in studying endangered ethnic languages in the state. According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, several languages of Sarawak’s ethnic groups are on the verge of extinction, among them the Meirek, Kedayan and Kelabit languages. “For example […]

Rural schools to purchase own fuel for generators

SIBU: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has directed the 371 rural schools in Sarawak which rely on diesel-powered generators for their power supply to directly purchase their own fuel. According to Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee, the move followed the withdrawal of the sub-contractors supplying fuel to these rural schools effective […]

4,000 free postcards for tourists at Kuching Waterfront

KUCHING: Tourists and visitors here for the Rainforest World Music Festival are in for a treat as the management of Kuching Waterfront has prepared a special gift for them to remember their visit to Kuching. According to the Kuching Waterfront Management, 4,000 specially commissioned, limited edition postcards would be given out free to tourists at […]