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

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

Undergoing intensive development

His Majesty said the declaration of Labuan as a federal territory in 1984 and Putrajaya in 2001 consolidated the existence and importance of the federal territory entity and intensified development of the three territories. Tuanku Mizan said Putrajaya was also undergoing … 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

Govt to spend RM3 billion more on schools, students

KLUANG: The Education Ministry has allocated RM3 billion under the Supplementary Assistance Scheme for schools and students nationwide this year, said its minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. “We have to announce this substantial allocation to ward off allegations from the … 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