Rep wants community to nurture love for reading

KUCHING: Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin urges the local community to nurture the culture of love for reading and acquiring knowledge. He said reading and knowledge had been recognised as the power of liberation from poverty, ignorance, materialism, negative social phenomena and other challenges adding that history had proven that the success of the Japanese […]

PAS will work with anybody to prevent Anwar walkover

SEPANG: PAS is ready to   cooperate with anyone at all including Umno who will contest Port Dickson’s by-election (PRK) to ensure Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not have an easy win. PAS Central General Election director Dr Ahmad Shamsuri Mokhtar, who is also Terengganu Menteri Besar, said PAS was ready […]

Festival organisers told to stick to original theme to maintain character, values

KUCHING: Organisers of the Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival must keep to their theme of ‘Unity in Diversity’ for the annual event so as to maintain its character and values. This advice came from former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abang Mohammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng during his visit to this year’s festival on Saturday. According […]

Sapa calls for end to grace period, wants OMO 1958 enforced now

MIRI: Sarawak Association for People’s Aspiration (Sapa) is calling for the Sarawak government to immediately enforce the Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO) 1958. Its founder Lina Soo said the grace period given to oil and gas companies operating in the state to comply and regularise with OMO 1958 was “unnecessary”. The grace period, until end of […]

Mooncake festival pulls in about 70,000 visitors

KUCHING: The ongoing 17th Kuching Inter-cultural Mooncake Festival 2018 at Carpenter Street and Ewe Hai Street here has managed to attract about 70,000 visitors from all walks of life for the past four days. “The event, which stressed the obvious inter-cultural exchange in terms of the many races we have in Kuching particularly has now […]

Sarawak finish fourth with 42-gold tally in 19th Sukma

IPOH: After nearly two weeks of intense competition, Sarawak captured 42 gold, 36 silver and 60 bronze medals to finish fourth overall in the 19th Sukma. Four-time overall champions Terengganu clinched their fifth title after amassing 56 gold, 51 silver and 53 bronze medals. Federal Territory (52-38-50) was third while 9-time champions Selangor (47-68-67) was […]