Nine have close shave with death

MIRI: Nine passengers travelling in two vehicles had a close shave with death when they plunged into a deep ravine caused by a road collapse here yesterday. One of them was a pregnant woman in a 4WD vehicle, travelling along … Continue reading

Lower loan repayment instalments expected

KUALA LUMPUR: All commercial banks will take immediate steps to reduce the monthly loan repayment instalments for facilities with interest rates pegged to the base lending rate (BLR). This is to help borrowers in the current challenging environment, the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said in a statement yesterday. The move … Continue reading

Cops sealed properties worth RM3.4 mln last year

KUCHING: Sarawak police last year sealed RM3.4 million worth of properties bought using money from drug trafficking. Narcotics CID chief Supt Moses Agat said the sealed properties involved 43 cases last year compared to 36 cases with properties worth RM1.9 … Continue reading

Poco-poco dancers champion women’s rights

KOTA KINABALU: About 50 women and men danced the poco-poco to attract joggers’ attention in town to call for an end to discrimination and injustice against women and marginalised communities in Malaysia in conjunction with the international campaign 16 Days … Continue reading

Ferry tragedy: Body of teenage student found

SEMPORNA: The body of a teenage schoolboy who drowned when a ferry he was travelling in, sank in Sungai Manis, Lihak-Lihak near here on Saturday, was recovered yesterday morning. A search and rescue (SAR) team found 14-year-old Mohd Annawawi Nunhati’s … Continue reading

State-level Civil Service Day at BCCK on Nov 30

KUCHING: This year’s state-level Civil Service Day celebrations will see 4,500 civil servants from 172 state and federal departments converge at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) this Nov 30. It is organised by the Human Resource Management Unit, Chief … Continue reading

Giving aid ahead of floods

MATU: Igan MP Datuk Wahab Dolah said he would distribute food items to the poor and needy in his area ahead of possible floods. He decided to break from tradition as past experience showed it was not easy to distribute … Continue reading

SUPP Bintulu branch holds committee meeting

BINTULU: SUPP Bintulu branch held its first committee meeting last Saturday, and several items were discussed. One was the election of delegates to the party’s triennial delegates’ conference (TDC), which is slated to be held in Kuching from Dec 9 … Continue reading

Chong accepts CM’s challenge

KUCHING: State DAP secretary Chong Chieng Jen has accepted Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s recent dare to him to utter allegations of cronyism and nepotism outside the State Legislative Assembly. “Yes, I am accepting his (Taib’s) challenge to … Continue reading

RM40 million initial fund for Julau road

SIBU: The government has allocated an initial sum of RM40 million for the construction of the RM92 million Entabai-Rantau Limau Road in Julau. Information, Communication and Culture Deputy Minister Datuk Joseph Salang announced this at a meet-the-people session at Rumah … Continue reading

Bidayuhs urged to help preserve language

KUCHING: The Bidayuh language is at risk of extinction if the community itself does not make an effort to contribute towards the preservation and continuity of the language. Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) chief advisor Dato Sri Michael Manyin said … Continue reading

Fun operators appeal for leeway

SIBU: It looks like the Association of Entertainment Centres Sarawak (AECS) have a lot to say when it comes to matters pertaining to shift of business premises, limitation of areas designated for entertainment outlets, business hours and permit for guest … Continue reading