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

Taib receives Federal Territory award

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad headed a list of 256 recipients of the 2008 Federal Territory awards, decorations and medals in conjunction with Federal Territory Day yesterday at the Istana Negara here. He was conferred the Seri … 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

Simultaneous elections no problem for cops

KUCHING: The police are not likely to face any shortage of manpower even if the parliamentary and state elections are held simultaneously. Deputy Inspector General of Police Datuk Hussin Ismail said the state had more than 8,000 officers and that … Continue reading

Woman alleges assault by ex-boyfriend

KUCHING: A woman reported to the police yesterday that she was assaulted by her former boyfriend earlier in the day. In her report, the 31-yearold from Arang Road said she was hardly minutes in her home, after coming home late … Continue reading

Man arrested for suspected car arson

KUCHING: A man was arrested, believed to be a suspect in the case of torching two vehicles recently. The case happened about 4am in MJC Batu Kawah several days ago. The owners were sleeping when their vehicles were set on fire. Fire … Continue reading

Man dies after collapsing

KUCHING: A man who fainted earlier while at Carpenter Street died several minutes later without leaving a clue to his identity. The police hoped the relatives of friends who know about the man to contact them as there was no identity … Continue reading

Duo injured in car accident

KUCHING: Two friends were injured in a car accident yesterday. The duo, 27 and 30 years old, from Malihah were on the way home after drinking in town. The driver suddenly lost control of the car and crashed into a drain around … Continue reading

Last ride for 17-year-old motorcyclist

SRI AMAN: A 17 year-old youth who was awaiting his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results was killed instantly after he was involved in an accident. Hendry Davidson Dusu from Kampung Panggil here, was said to have met with the accident … Continue reading

Maritime enforcers seize vessel, arrest 18 crews

MIRI: A Vietnamese vessel with 18 crews, including two skippers, was nabbed by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Miri branch) on Thursday morning at about 130 nautical miles off Tanjong Lobang, Miri waters. They were nabbed at Retap sandbank (Berting Retap-Friendship … Continue reading

Body parts of missing businessman found in pond

KAJANG: The mysterious disappearance of a 29-yearold air-conditioning service businessman early last month was unravelled when his body parts were found in an oxidation pond in Taman Pasir Mas, Sungai Chua here. Police sources said the skull and limb of Liew … Continue reading

RM20,000 lost in break-in

KUCHING: A hostel belonging to a reflexology centre has reported losses of more than RM20,000 after being burglarised. Its manager found the burglary about 3pm on Thursday. He was alerted by a worker that the hostel in Kota Sentosa was broken into. … Continue reading