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Sarawak athletes shine in SEA Paralympic Games

SARAWAK’s paralympic athletes have capped off a brilliant sporting year for the State with an impressive haul at the recent 6th SEA Paralympic Games in Solo, Indonesia. A total of 18 athletes from the State bagged 11 gold, six silver and 12 bronze medals. This was a major contribution to Malaysia’s overall haul of 51 gold, 36 … Continue reading

Sarawakians are youngest ever to win dancesport title

SARAWAKIAN sportspeople have really done the State proud this year. The latest feather in the cap for Sarawak comes from a more unusual sport – dancesport. In case you don’t really know what this is – I certainly needed Google’s help – dancesport is competitive ballroom dancing. This is different to social or exhibition dancing. It … Continue reading

Standard & Poors maintains A- rating to give Sarawak a fitting year-end present

LAST week Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed its A- long-term issuer credit ratings on Sarawak. In a report from Reuters, Standard & Poor’s said the outlook for the State is stable. What a great year-end gift for Sarawak. Prior to this Moody’s said it could possibly revise the State’s rating upwards. The Auditor-General gave … Continue reading

PKR and DAP continue to wrangle over seats

WELL it’s been three months since Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) started to officially negotiate (read argue) over seat allocation for the upcoming parliamentary election in Sarawak. Apparently after all this time, they still cannot agree on some of those seats. But of course the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) spin is … Continue reading

SABERKAS to recruit more Chinese members

PERTUBUHAN Belia Kebangsaan Bersatu Sarawak or better known as SABERKAS has said it will go on a recruitment drive for Chinese members. Secretary-general Datuk Aidan Wing said this is necessary so that SABERKAS truly reflects the State’s multiracial population. “We hope we can get 15 to 20 per cent Chinese members in our total membership … … Continue reading

RM30mln for NCR land survey in 2012

WORK to survey Native Customary Rights (NCR) land in Sarawak will get another RM30 million in 2012. This shows the commitment of the government to protect the rights of native land owners under the NCR land new initiative. In 2010, the government allocated RM20 million for the task. This increased to RM30 million this year … Continue reading

Preparing Sarawak’s workforce for SCORE

WE have all heard of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). Understanding it is not so easy though. Who can blame us? All this time industry has not been a driving force for Sarawak. It is a new concept for Sarawak to be transformed into a developed State. Without getting into the technicalities of … Continue reading

Bakun islands to become tourist attraction

DID you know that more than 20 islands were created as a result of the Bakun Dam’s impoundment? Well it turns out that over 10 of them will be permanent features and they will have the potential to become tourist attractions. Who would have thought? The Batang Ai Dam has been a tourism draw for … Continue reading

BN components must remain united

                            SETTLE internal disputes. That was the recent call of Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman and Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. With the election for parliamentary constituencies looming in Sarawak this is indeed a timely call. The people’s trust … Continue reading

The ‘new’ SUPP team

WELL it has been a long road and there may be more battles ahead but the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Central Committee has been elected. Out of respect for this Barisan Nasional (BN) component and one of Sarawak’s oldest political parties, I won’t comment on the process of getting here. It is great to … Continue reading