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Health Department warns of recurrent HFMD outbreak

THE State Health Department has warned that the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) outbreak in the State could recur despite the number of new cases dropping generally. Sarawak Health Department’s crisis preparedness and response centre senior assistant director Dr Noorzilawati Sahak pointed out that an outbreak could recur during the upcoming school holidays and … Continue reading

So-called peaceful protest ends in violence to gain publicity

I REALLY did not want to give extra publicity to the so-called peaceful protest that was held in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday. However, as I am on leave today and had time to watch several videos related to the Bersih 3.0 protest, I realised that there was nothing Bersih about it. It should have been … Continue reading

Nokia, Western Digital, Sony and IBM using parts made in Sarawak!

DID you know that companies such as Nokia, Western Digital, Sony and IBM use parts for their gadgets that are made in Sarawak? Isn’t it amazing that Sarawak has a part to play in the running of high-tech gadgets produced by these global giants? This is all made possible by the Taiyo Yuden Group’s factory in … Continue reading

Earthworks nearly completed for OMH’s Samalaju plant

EARTHWORKS on OM Holdings’ (OMH’s) smelting plant in the Samalaju Industrial park is now 79 per cent completed. Work on the 202ha site is expected to be fully completed by June. Construction of the US$500 million (RM1.53 billion) plant will start in the next few months and completion is expected next year. The smelting plant in … Continue reading

DAP Sarawak shows its true colours as Chinese-only party

THE State Democratic Action Party (DAP) has publicly shown its true colours as a Chinese-only party. Yes, despite trying to paint itself as a party championing Dayak rights, the party only really cares about Chinese rights! Just in case there was ever any doubt of the party’s Chinese-only mentality, just look at the line up … Continue reading

Could Pandelela Rinong win Sarawak’s first Olympic medal?

AS the countdown begins to the London Olympics in July, there is definitely a chance for Sarawak to get its first Olympic medal through our diving queen Pandelela Rinong. This Sarawakian sporting superstar recently became the first Malaysian to finish in the top three overall in the four-leg FINA Diving World Series! Although she only … Continue reading

Over 50pct broadband penetration for Sarawak by year-end

OVER 50 per cent of the State will have broadband coverage by the end of the year. Fantastic news! It is great that the Government realises the importance of Internet access not just for urban areas in the State but also rural and remote villages. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said in this … Continue reading

Sarawak and Sabah to have major ownership of MASWings

WELL it’s official — almost. The State Governments of Sarawak and Sabah will soon be major shareholders of MASWings through restructuring of the airline. I realise I have been talking about this for a long time, but hey, now news has come from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the … Continue reading

Active social media use a selection criterion for BN candidates!

WANT to be a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the next parliamentary election in Sarawak? Well, you’d better be an active user of social media! Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has said that active involvement in social media such as engaging with local communities through blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms may … Continue reading

PM impressed with SCORE’s progress

THE Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) has received positive endorsement from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The PM is impressed with the rate of progress attained by SCORE, which has attracted keen interest and participation from both local and foreign investors. He said this during the launching of the Corridors and Cities Sarawak … Continue reading