Farm hut goes down in landslide

KUCHING: A farm hut at Kampung Simboh, Jalan Mambong Sarig in Penrissen near here collapsed and was buried in a landslide yesterday morning. Its owner John Kolia, 59, said he was informed of the incident by his son around 11.30am … Continue reading

Landslide hits rear of longhouse

MIRI: Seven backyards (Tanju) of Rumah Bakom, a 14-door longhouse in Suai, Niah, were destroyed in a landslip from a hill located behind the longhouse early Sunday morning. The incident reportedly occurred around 3am. Luckily, none of the longhouse folks … Continue reading

‘Sibu hit by moderate flood’

SIBU: Divisional engineer of Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Ting Sing Kwong confirmed Sibu had already been hit by a moderate flood, causing low-lying areas and areas close to the river bank to be submerged. He said water had risen … Continue reading

Incessant rain normal —Jabu

KUCHING: There should not be any unnecessary panic during the north-east monsoon season despite the incessant downpour. Addressing the State Disaster Relief Committee (JPBN) meeting at the State Operations Room, Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi … Continue reading

Thwarting the loan sharks

Police, working with local councils, take down posters, fl yers put up by illegal money lenders KUCHING: The police removed more than 300 illegal posters, banners and f lyers put up in public places here by illegal money lenders under … Continue reading

Admiralty Court to resolve maritime disputes

KUALA LUMPUR: An Admiralty Court, dealing with all admiralty and maritime claims which will commence operations today, is expected to resolve maritime industry disputes competently and expeditiously. Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi said the court, located at the Jalan Duta … Continue reading

Don’t politicise hardship, Dayaks told

MELUAN: Social Development and Urbanisation Minister Dato Sri William Mawan Ikom yesterday advised Dayaks, particularly Ibans, not to turn their hardship into a political issue. Mawan, who is also Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president, said hardship and joy are … Continue reading

SPM exam will begin on Nov 23, not Nov 22

KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will begin on Nov 23 and not on Nov 22 following Nov 22 being a public holiday in Johor. The Education Ministry in a statement here yesterday said the Malaysian Examinations … Continue reading

Help get govt funds: Wong

SIBU: State Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Richard Wong yesterday expressed the hope that Chinese-based political parties in the State would redouble their efforts to get from the government the much-needed financial assistance for Chinese education. He said the MCA … Continue reading

Special venison offer for CNY

SARIKEI: Sebangkoi Deer Farm is offering fresh deer meat (venison) at Tamu Nyelong here this Sunday and on Feb 5, specially for the coming Chinese New Year celebrations. Farm manager, Ting Sing Fee, said only one animal would be slaughtered … Continue reading