Tengku Adnan claims trial to 2 counts of bribery

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here yesterday to two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the plot for development at Jalan Semarak here […]

RM22.8 mln for rabies control next year — Uggah

KUCHING: An additional amount of RM22.8 million has been approved to continue the rabies control programmes and activities in 2019. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said a sum of RM20 million had been spent on various programmes and activities in the state’s effort to control and eradicate the disease. He also said […]

Okawa City Council hopes to foster close ties with Kuching

KUCHING: A delegation from Okawa City, led by its council chairwoman Mieko Kawano, paid a courtesy call on Kuching South Mayor Datuk James Chan at his office in Kuching City South Council (MBKS) yesterday. Okawa, a city in the Fukuoka Prefecture, is a major furniture manufacturing and timber processing centre in Japan. The Japanese delegation […]

Level of STI cases in Sarawak worrying, says Fatimah

KUCHING: Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhoea and syphilis in the state are worrying, with 665 and 453 cases respectively already reported from January till October this year. Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said this was based on statistics from the state Health […]

Kuching youth makes the cut for science Olympiad in Botswana

KUCHING: Gerald Kerry Gimang, 15, from MRSM Kuching, is the sole participant from Sarawak who will join five others to represent Malaysia at the International Junior Science Olympiad in Botswana this December. Gerald said he was nervous at first but also hoped that Malaysia would place Top 10 as it is the first time the […]

‘Fulfil RM500 mln pledge to fix dilapidated schools in S’wak’

SIBU: The Sarawak government wants the federal government to fulfil the pledge of allocating RM500 million next year, made by the previous government, for the repairing and rebuilding of dilapidated schools in Sarawak. Assistant Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee noted that there was no mention of this sum in the recently-tabled […]

Man reports death threat by businessman with ‘Dato’ title

SIBU: A man in Sarikei lodged a police report yesterday purportedly fearing for his safety, following commotion in an incident involving ‘heated exchange of words’ at the voting centre in Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarikei division. Sarikei District police chief Superintendent Awang Arfian Awang Bujang said the report, naming a businessman with a ‘Dato’ title […]