‘Good education starts in primary schools’

MIRI: Without discipline, focus, good character and strong family support, the knowledge that has been imparted to children by teachers and parents during their six years in primary school will be useless when these students enter secondary school. “Students’ excellence does not start in secondary school, it is just a continuation of learning from the […]

Over 5,000 expected at state-level Maulidul Rasul do

SARIKEI: Over 5,000 Muslims are expected to participate in various programmes drawn up for the state-level Maulidul Rasul celebration here on Nov 20. Head of Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) Datuk Misnu Taha told a press conference at the Resident’s Office here yesterday that Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Datuk […]

Better avenues for discussion than a live debate – Idris

KUCHING: There are better avenues than taking such a matter to a live debate, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information Chief Dato Idris Buang. He was reacting against the challenge put up by the so-called NGO Dayak Round Table to Minister of Integrity and Ombudsman Datuk Talib Zulpilip over the racial composition of the […]

Seven more rabies-infected areas, 54 total now

KUCHING: State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is Deputy Chief Minister declared another seven areas as Rabies-infected making the total number of such areas at 54 thus far. The seven new areas are Pekan Baru Balingian, Pekan Baru Mukah, Tanjong Manis, KM2 along Jalan Kanowit-Durin, Kolej Vokasional Betong, Pekan […]

merchant facing ‘oppressive investigation’ – Tiang

KUCHING: Many merchants across Sarawak are facing ‘oppressive investigation’ conducted by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Department (KPDNHEP) following the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST). In pointing this out today, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth chief Michael Tiang said he and his comrades had interviewed some merchants early this week which […]

Six months enough for PM to reshuffle, axe ministers

MIRI: Six months is enough for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to determine whether his appointed federal minister are up to expectations and to undertake a cabinet reshuffle as deemed fit. Senior Lecturer in Business Administration who also lectures on Leadership at a private college, Karambir Singh said the Prime Minister should exercise his […]

PH lawmaker urges federal government to continue special funds for NCR perimeter survey

KUCHING: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has been urged by its own lawmaker from Sarawak to continue providing special financial allocations for native customary rights (NCR) perimeter survey in the state. Mordi Bimol (DAP – Mas Gading) said the PH election manifesto for the 14th General Election held in May had mentioned about guaranteeing […]