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Kuching-Melaka direct flights in 2012

I HAVE to admit that when I first read that a direct Kuching-Melaka flight would be introduced next year, I wasn’t all that excited. I have been to Melaka a few times — twice it was for work and I was stuck at some resort somewhere for most of the duration without the chance to … Continue reading

Moody’s may upgrade Sarawak’s rating

INTERNATIONAL ratings agency Moody’s has said it may revise Sarawak’s Baa1 rating to A3. If this is the case, the State would be on the same rating as Malaysia! Amazing. If you have been following international news reports, you’d know that ratings agencies like Moody’s have not been doing many upgrades recently. In fact, most … Continue reading

Sibu to set up Sarawak’s first e-waste centre

SARAWAK will soon have its first e-waste centre in Sibu. Well done to the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) for pioneering this effort! According to the Department of Environment, e-waste is defined as waste from the assembly of electrical or electronic appliances that consist of components such as accumulators, mercury-switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes and other … Continue reading

Sarawak and Sabah to be major shareholders of MASwings

THE governments of Sarawak and Sabah will become major shareholders of MASwings when it is transformed into a regional airline next year. This is welcome news as we all know, at present, we Sarawakians and Sabahans are always at the mercy of the airline management teams based in Malaya, who have little consideration for the … Continue reading

DAP chided for illogical statement on Dayaks

DEMOCRATIC Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Wong Ho Leng has been chided for his illogical statement regarding the Dayak community. He claimed that 100,000 Dayaks are working in Malaya. Now of course he was shown the error of his ways by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud who pointed out that if 100,000 Dayaks … Continue reading

Kuching International Airport to become hub for BIMP-EAGA

KUCHING International Airport (KIA) will soon emerge as a transportation hub for the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), along with Kota Kinabalu International Airport. This follows the Federal Government’s approval of the proposal to make MASwings a regional airline. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri called the move a forward-looking one … Continue reading

MASwings gets go ahead to be regional airline

WELL the Federal Government has given its approval to Sarawak’s proposal to convert MASwings into a regional airline for BIMP-EAGA. This means that the airline, which has been servicing mostly rural areas in Sarawak and Sabah, will soon get to fly to Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines as well. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari … Continue reading

Sarawak considers making MASwings regional airline

SO it turns out that the State government is proposing to turn MASwings into a regional airline. We all know that in recent times Sarawak has been badly hit by the MAS-AirAsia (ir)rationalisation exercise, which has led to the end of community airline Firefly’s run in the State. This unholy alliance of the country’s two … Continue reading

SCORE scores RM28 billion in investments

The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) has secured RM28.55 billion in investments from 2009 to August this year. Wow! Even more assuring is that Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) statistics show from January to August this year, Sarawak had the highest proposed capital investment in the country. Yes, our State of Sarawak has led the way … Continue reading

Iban pupil scores an A for Chinese composition

NEWS that Marilenancy Johnny had managed to score an A for her Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) Chinese composition paper was rather interesting for me. Yes, this Iban pupil from SJK Chung Hua Lutong put many of her Chinese classmates to shame by achieving the top grade in a paper considered to be particularly tough … Continue reading