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

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

Opposition raises only petty issues

Jasa going all out to counter attempts by c SARIKEI: The State Special Affairs Department (Jasa) is going all out to counter any attempt by certain quarters to mislead the people on various issues. One of the department’s approaches was … Continue reading

Ongkili: Heighten tolerance to cement unity

KUCHING: Malaysians should enhance the level of tolerance and understanding among them to prevent any hostility that could jeopardise national unity, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili said yesterday. He reiterated that the people should … Continue reading

Two go separate ways all the way

Rival PRS supreme councils to meet separately today; two sets of nominations likely as a result KUCHING: The two Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) factions will hold separate supreme council meetings today with the possibility of drawing up their list of … Continue reading

More action please, cops told

Concerned SUPP Youth launches petition drive to seek better security for city KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth wants more action from the Kuching police force, saying Kuching city is not safe any longer. Launching a signature campaign to … Continue reading

Club to welcome New Year with dinner

SIBU: Sibu Great United Club (SGUC) will kick start the New Year with a dinner, starting 7pm this evening. Its chairman Chua Tung Wei disclosed yesterday, saying the dinner was geared towards rapport-building among members. Chua said: “We expect about … Continue reading