Fatimah: Build vocational school for special children

KUCHING: The federal government has been urged to look into building a vocational school for special children in the state. In making the suggestion, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Child Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said there is no such institute yet to cater to hone the skills of these children to prepare […]

Details of ECRL project contract ‘not normal’, says Tun M

KUCHING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has highlighted unusual details surrounding the East Coast Railway Line (ECRL) project. Money from a RM55 billion loan given out by a Chinese bank – the Export and Import Bank of China (Exim) – for Malaysia to build the ECRL is directly paid to the construction company China […]

Newly-completed Bisaya Cultural Centre makes for a merrier Babulang fest

LIMBANG: The annual Pesta Babulang, which enters its 15th edition this year, is expected to be livelier and more festive this time around following the completion of the Bisaya Cultural Centre (PKB) here. According to Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang, the RM1.5-million PKB could become a symbolic landmark for over 10,000 Bisayas across the […]

Sarawak catches on to ‘Coklat’ spirit

KUCHING: Police on duty at various stations across Kuching were caught by surprise yesterday afternoon when members of the public dropped in with a delivery of chocolate. ‘Jom Bagi Coklat Kat Abang dan Akak Polis #chocs4cops’, a voluntary and citizen-driven initiative was started in Kuala Lumpur by lawyer and activist Siti Kasim and former journalist […]

Uncertainty over housing projects

KUCHING: Uncertainty over the many federal-funded affordable housing projects under the former federal govt helmed by Barisan Nasional (BN) proved to be a hurdle as state elected representatives re-organised and re-strategised their plans. Santubong member of parliament (MP) Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has informed Kampung Bintawa Hilir residents, where two houses were razed […]

Come up with plans on intake of trainee teachers, urges KGBS

SIBU: The Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) asserts that Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak’s objection to the closing of Institutes of Teacher Education (IPGs) campuses is inconsequential if not reinforced with plans on intake of trainee teachers. KGBS president Ahmad Malie was commenting on PH Sarawak secretary Alan Ling Sie Kiong’s recent statement that PH Sarawak […]