MBSB offers housing loans for joint applications

PUTRAJAYA: The Public Sector Housing Financing Board (LPPSA) is extending its loan facilities to joint applications between civil servants and private sector staff, said its chief executive officer Datuk Kamal Mohd Ali. He said the main condition for these joint applications which include husbands-wives as well as parents and children, was that one of them […]

Modern Living Furniture Fair at Vivacity

KUCHING: The Modern Living Furniture Fair, which started yesterday, will be open daily from 10am to 10pm until Sunday at Ground Floor, Vivacity Megamall. It features products such as high quality fabric sofas, Italian cowhide leather sofas, beds, mattresses, and wardrobes. The fabric sofas are waterproof, while the custom leather sofas come in many colours. […]

PPKM urges board to resolve commercial licence approval soon

MIRI: The local vehicle dealers’ association is calling on the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (LPKP) Sarawak to hold its board meeting as soon as possible to approve licence applications for commercial vehicles and public service vehicles. Miri Vehicle Dealers Association (PPKM) chairman Michael Teng King Ting said such meetings are usually held once a month, […]

‘Be clear, constructive to promote safety culture’

MIRI: Clear and constructive communication provides the mechanism by which knowledge and understanding can be improved to prevent at-risk behaviours and to enhance safety culture. This was stressed by Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd (DESB) deputy managing director Joe Ling Siew Loung at the launching of its 2018 Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment (QHSSE) Campaign […]

Govt focused on raising rural farmers’ income — Uggah

KUCHING: The government is committed to raising the income level of rural farmers in the state to reduce the income disparity between rural and urban households. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development, said famers in the state have also been encouraged […]

‘More research, consideration needed on minimum wage hike’

KUCHING: The Sarawak Timber Association (STA) welcomes the decision announced by Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran to enforce a sectoral-based minimum wage policy in place of the current blanket regulation for all industries. The association in a press statement yesterday said however that pay disparity does not only exist in different sectors, but also between […]

King praises PH govt for transparency

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, yesterday opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament, and praised the new government for upholding transparency. His Majesty made particular reference to the government’s revealing of the actual financial position of the country, its review of expenditure and costs of projects […]