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Sarawak’s new aquatic centre is Malaysia’s best

THE new Aquatics Centre and Youth and Sports Complex at Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce is the best in Malaysia. Yup, Ministry of Youth and Sports secretary-general Dato’ Mohid Mohamed testified to this during the handing over of the complex by the contractor. “The builders and the designing team really pulled-off good work with the … Continue reading

Sarawakian sensation Hafiz takes best vocals award at Anugerah Juara Lagu 26

SARAWAKIAN sensation Hafiz has won the prestigious Anugerah Juara Lagu 26 award for best vocals. Yes, the soon to be 22-year-old (his birthday is on Feb 27), was judged by a panel of 22 jury members to have had the best vocals among all Malaysian singers last year. For his efforts, he received a trophy and RM10,000. … Continue reading

Sarawakians tricked into a seedy underworld of vice and drugs

IT is extremely sad and painful to learn that Sarawakians are being tricked into a seedy underworld of vice and drugs. Recently we have been reading about Sarawakian women being caught overseas for being drug mules. The most highly publicised case has of course been that of Beatrice Laus Johie, who will know her fate … Continue reading

BR1M reaches rural folk in Sarawak

THE authorities disbursing the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) or 1Malaysia’s People’s Aid are taking the events to the rural interior of Sarawak. Yes, in a move to make it easier for the rural folk to get the one-off RM500 aid, the authorities are travelling to them. This is to ensure that rural folk do not … Continue reading

OMH expected to get A$26.25mln funding injection for project in Samalaju

THE RM1.53 billion (US$502 million) OM Holdings (OMH) Ltd ferroalloy smelting project in Samalaju is expected to receive a funding injection of RM81.9 million (A$26.25 million). This is a huge vote of confidence in the company’s operations from institutional investors to develop the project, which is part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). The funding injection … Continue reading

Sarawakian Senator Doris Sophia Brodie sworn in as Senate Deputy President

SARAWAKIAN Senator Doris Sophia Brodie was sworn in as Senate Deputy President yesterday. She is the first Sarawakian woman to be appointed to the position. The 52-year-old Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women’s wing chief has been a senator since March 12, 2010. Brodie told reporters that the appointment was recognition for the contribution of women … Continue reading

Sarawak express boats record passenger details

THE Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) has apparently been recording the particulars of passengers using public express boats since May last year. SRB chairman Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn said while passengers may find this an inconvenience doing so is actually for their own good. I have to agree with the Tarat assemblyman. Having a record … Continue reading

Ministry of Rural and Regional Development to build 433km of rural roads in Sarawak

THE Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW) will build 433km of rural roads in Sarawak this year. That’s roughly the distance from Kuching to Sibu return. The construction will be part of the overall 1,350km of rural roads to be built by the KKLW nationwide this year. It is part of the Ministry’s focus … Continue reading

Finally there’s closure for Kho Ying Qi’s family

photo from NST ON the second last day of the Year of the Rabbit, Kho Ying Qi was finally found. The 19-year-old student who fell into a monsoon drain and was swept away on Jan 12, will be cremated today and go to her final resting place. Her family and friends, along with many Kuching … Continue reading

Asia Minerals Ltd’s Samalaju plant to reach full production by 2014

THE Asia Minerals Ltd (AML) manganese ferroalloy smelting plant in Samalaju is expected to reach full production capacity of 350,000 tonnes per annum by the fourth quarter of 2014. The Hong Kong-based company is investing RM790 million to set up the plant, which will use raw materials sourced from South Africa and Brazil. Finished products will … Continue reading