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PAS open to ties with GPS to deny ‘racist’ DAP from taking power: Hadi
BINTULU: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says the Islamist party is open to working with Sarawak-based political parties in bringing inclusive development to the rural and native people in t...
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Now, third proof of evil in the Umno-PAS cooperation charter
MP SPEAKS | Now, here is the third proof that the so-called National Cooperation Charter signed by PAS and Umno at the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah (HPU) at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur last Satu...
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Haze: Stay indoors, wear N95 face mask if heading outside says deputy health minister
A motorist dons a N95 face mask due to the ongoing haze in the city.
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Schools close as haze worsens in Kuching with API readings over 200
The haze has affected schools throughout the state, with API levels spiking to 220 – very unhealthy levels- over the weekend.
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Haze: Sri Aman in S'wak records 'hazardous' air level
The Air Pollution Index (API) reading in several areas of Sarawak recorded unsafe readings this morning, with Sri Aman near Kuching hitting the hazardous level.
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Air in Sarawak’s Sri Aman district a ‘hazardous’ 365 at 8am
KUCHING, Sept 17 ― Air pollution in Sri Aman has breached the red zone on the Air Pollutant Index (API) with readings shooting up overnight to 365 as at 8am today.
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S&P Global Ratings lowers issuer credit rating on Press Metal to 'B+' from...
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17):  S&P Global Ratings has lowered its issuer credit rating on Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd (PMB) to 'B+' from 'BB-'. In a note Sept 16, the rating agency also lowered the ...
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Sri Aman wakes up to hazardous air quality
KUCHING: Sri Aman’s air pollutant index (API) has breached the hazardous level this morning with a reading of 365 as of 8am.
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Mahathir makes unity call and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PAS open to ties with GPS to deny ‘racist’ DAP from taking power — Abdul Hadi
Abdul Hadi (centre, in white) and PAS leaders join Rumah Gima residents in shouting ‘Happy Malaysia Day’ during a photo-call in front of the longhouse.
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Umno-PAS’ union ‘charter for fake news, hate speech’, Kit Siang claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has slammed PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang over his alleged fake news and hate speech in Sarawak, following another fraudulent remark made by...
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PPBM Santubong chief to lead party in Sarawak
KUCHING: PPBM Santubong chief Jaziri Alkaf A Suffian has been appointed as the Sarawak leadership committee head and will lead the party in the state.
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PAS open to ties with GPS to deny ‘racist’ DAP from taking power – Abdul Hadi
Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang – Bernama file photo BINTULU: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the Islamist party is open to working with Sarawak-based political parties in bringing inclu...
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Hadi: DAP wants to give Chinese control of S'wak and its wealth
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang today warned that the DAP wants to give control of the state and its wealth to the Chinese.
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After alliance with Umno, PAS cosies up to GPS
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang says he prefers to see Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in power compared to Pakatan Harapan in the hornbill state.
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20 oil palm estate workers lose quarters in fire
BINTULU (Sept 16): Twenty oil palm estate workers lost their quarters in a fire at Ladang Sepakau 3 in Sungai Asap, Jalan Bakun this morning.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, 4 other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze worsened in several parts of the country this morning with Putrajaya and four other areas registering “very unhealthy” air quality.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in various parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya was one of the five places in Malaysia where the air quality was registered as "very unhealthy" as of 9am on Monday (Sep 16) due to the haze.
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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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'Very unhealthy' air quality in Putrajaya, four other areas as at 9 am
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Putrajaya is one of the five places in the country where the air quality was registered as ‘very unhealthy’ at 9 am today due to the haze.
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Haze: Sri Aman among three divisions that record ‘very unhealthy’ air quality
The haze situation in Kuching yesterday.
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Peat fire in Muar, ‘very unhealthy’ in Tangkak and Melaka
PUTRAJAYA: “Very unhealthy” air quality was reported in Tangkak, Johor, and Melaka city, caused by trans-boundary haze and several incidents of fires in the bush and on private land.
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Samarahan second division to record ‘very unhealthy’ API reading in S’wak
The haze situation in Kuching today.
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Haze: API reading back to ‘very unhealthy’ level in Kuching
The haze situation in Kuching today.
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Most parts of Sarawak still recording unhealthy air quality
KUCHING: The air quality in Kuching has slightly improved with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 193 as of 11am today compared to 195 an hour before.
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Haze: API reading breaches 200 again as air quality deteriorates to ‘very unhealthy’ level in Kuching
The API reading for Kuching has breached 200 this morning, indicating very unhealthy air quality.
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400 in 180 4WD vehicles join Sarawak International 4×4 Jamboree 2019
Abdul Karim (third left), Jack (second left), Dino (second right) posing for a photo with the participants.
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Sares lights up 125 households in Tatau with renewable solar energy
The longhouse (Rh Robert) is all lighted up thanks to Sares.
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See: State govt should set up State Sovereign Wealth Fund for petroleum related projects
See Chee How KUCHING: Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has applauded the Sarawak government for initiating the Sarawak Petchem Methanol project in Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu to transform the town...
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125 longhouses in Tatau now enjoy 24-hour electricity supply via SARES
Rumah Robert in Ulu Kakus, Tatau is one of many longhouses which now has access to 24-hour electricity through SARES.
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Man gets 17 years’ jail for stabbing anti-drug officer
SIBU: A labourer who stabbed an officer of the Sibu National Anti-Drug Agency during a robbery has been sentenced to a total of 17 years and two months’ jail.
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Sarawak Petchem plant to be on stream in 2023
BINTULU: The Sarawak Petchem Sdn Bhd-owned mega methanol plant project here is expected to come on stream in 2023.
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Baru saddened by outcome of Iban native rights case
Works Minister Baru Bian has expressed his deep disappointment with the decision of the Federal Court to dismiss an application by Iban communities from two Sarawak villages to review a ruling that th...
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About half of new gas resources to be kept as feedstock, says Sarawak CM
KUCHING: About 40℅ to 50% of new findings of gas resources in Sarawak must be retained as feedstock for gas- related industries in the state, Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said today.
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Haze situation in Kuching improves, schools to stay open as API drops below 200
Students of SMK St Mary don face masks as they leave school due to the haze.
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Visibility of KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers blocked by haze
Popular landmarks in the capital including the country's tallest structures, KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, were shrouded by haze as air quality and visibility worsened towards the afternoon.
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Drug addict gets 17 years, five strokes for robbery and knife attack
SIBU: A labourer, who stabbed an officer of the Sibu National Anti-Drug Agency in the chest was sentenced to 17 years and two months in jail, plus five strokes of the...
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Sarawak banks on Petchem to develop methanol processing in state
BINTULU, Sept 11 — Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg has high hopes for Petchem Sdn Bhd to expand the state’s oil-and-gas industry downstream.
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Haze: Schools in Sarawak reopen today
KUCHING: All schools in nine districts in Sarawak that were closed due to hazardous level of haze yesterday, have been reopened today.
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CM: Sarawak Petchem Methanol project set to turn Bintulu into petrochemical hub in region
Abang Johari flanked by other guests flash a thumbs-up at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sarawak Petchem Methanol project.
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Bersatu all set for 12th Sarawak state election
KUCHING: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak is preparing its machinery for the 12th Sarawak state election (PRN-12) which is expected to take place by the end of next year or early 2021.
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Bersatu starts preparing for 12th Sarawak State Election
Sarawak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is preparing its machinery for the 12th Sarawak state election (PRN-12) which is expected to take place by the end of next year or early 2021.
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Parties sign MoU on navigation aid equipment
Matshalleh (second left) exchanging the MoU documents with Marzuki as Medan (third left) and other officials look on.
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Haze worsens in Sri Aman, Kuching; KL records unhealthy air quality
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two areas in Sarawak have recorded very unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings while six areas in Peninsular Malaysia including...
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Don’t expect immediate results, Sarawak CM says on mega project announcements
MUKAH, Sept 8 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today asked the public to be patient and not to expect immediate results when he announced the approval of mega projects such as brid...
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Eight stations record unhealthy API as of noon, says Dept of Environment
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 8 — The Air Pollution Index (API) readings as of noon today showed 58 stations recorded moderate API readings, while eight stations recorded unhealthy air quality.
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Tiong, Ting discuss pertinent issues affecting Sibu
Clarence Ting Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing SIBU: Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing recently paid a visit to newly-minted Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Cla...
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Foreign fisherman adrift at sea for five days rescued
KUCHING: A fisherman, believed to be a Filipino, who was adrift at sea for five days after being separated from the motherboat he was in was rescued by another boat from an offshore platform belonging...
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Foreign fisherman adrift at sea for five days rescued
KUCHING, Sept 7 — A fisherman, believed to be a Filipino, who was adrift at sea for five days after being separated from the motherboat he was in was rescued by another boat from an offshore platfor...
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Filipino fisherman adrift at sea for five days before being rescued in Miri waters
MMEA personnel escorted the victim (centre) ashore after he was rescued.
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Sapura and partners to supply gas to Petronas
KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd’s unit and its two partners Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Shell Bhd will supply gas produced from three fields to Petroliam...
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SMC councillors reminded to serve the people well
From left – Ting, Dr Sim and Bakrie after the swearing-in ceremony yesterday.
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Unhealthy API readings plague Kuching, major towns in S’wak as haze worsens
Haze descends on downtown Kuching.  KUCHING: Six divisions – Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu and Miri – have recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as of 5pm today.
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Sapura Energy, partners ink gas sale deal with Petronas
KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd's unit and its two partners Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Shell Bhd will supply gas produced from three fields to Petroliam...
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Six areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
MIRI (Sept 6): Six areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to three yesterday with Sri Aman having the highest reading at 166 as at 9 am this morning.
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Sarawak minister says dispute with Putrajaya over dilapidated schools resolved
KUCHING, Sept 6 — Sarawak has settled its disagreement with the federal government over the delayed repairs to dilapidated schools in the state, Sarawak Education, Science and Technological Research...
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Six areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
MIRI: Six areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to three yesterday with Sri Aman having the highest reading at 166 as at 9am this morning.
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Haze hits six districts in Sarawak, visibility below 1km in Kuching
MIRI - Six districts in the Malaysian state of Sarawak were covered in smog on Friday (Sept 6) morning, with air quality surging to unhealthy levels due to local burning and smoke from Indonesia's Kal...
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Six areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
MIRI (Sept 6): Six areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to three yesterday with Sri Aman having the highest reading at 166 as at 9 am this morning.
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Smog hits six districts in Sarawak, visibility below 1km in Kuching
MIRI: The Air Pollutant Index (API) has surged to unhealthy levels in six districts in Sarawak on Friday (Sept 6) morning.
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Six areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
Six areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to three yesterday with Sri Aman having the highest reading at 166 as at 9am this morning.
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Six areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
MIRI, Sept 6 — Six areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to three yesterday with Sri Aman having the highest reading at 166 as at 9am this morning.
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After 40 years, Sarawak politician suggests Bintulu Port may be unconstitutional
KUCHING, Sept 6 — Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth today said there is no evidence to indicate that the state legislative assembly had given its consent to the establishment of a federal...
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Bintulu Port controversy: Parliament can’t pass laws about land, says Sarawak politician
KUCHING, Sept 5 — Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today raised doubts as to whether Parliament had the power to declare an area in Bintulu 40 years ago as a site for a port which is n...
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Bomba: 49 wildfire cases recorded in Sarawak within 5 days
File photo showing thick smoke billowing from a land lot in Kuala Baram, Miri yesterday.
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Bomba: 49 bush fire cases recorded in Sarawak within 5 days
File photo showing thick smoke billowing from a land lot in Kuala Baram, Miri yesterday.
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Region’s biggest steel plant to be built in Sarawak
KUCHING: A steel manufacturing plant, with a production capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum will be built in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu, within Sarawak...
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SLM committee announces dissolution after leader ‘Ben Kor’ skips out on meetings
Despite numerous attempts to contact him, Bencor has remained elusive.
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Police nab suspect in Sibu drug rehab centre stabbing
File photo for illustration purposes SIBU: Police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a 38-year-old drug rehabilitation centre assistant, one day after the incident took place on Sunday at Lan...
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Teen who stabbed Sibu rehab centre officer arrested
SIBU: A 19-year-old youth who was on the run after stabbing an officer of Sibu's National Anti-drug Agency on Sunday (Sept 1) with a knife has been caught.
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Drug addict who stabbed rehab assistant arrested in Bintulu
SIBU: A drug addict who stabbed a rehab assistant at the Cure and Care Service Centre (CCSC) Sibu on Sunday was arrested by Samalaju Park auxiliary police at 1pm today.
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Sarawak Forestry rescues protected parrots from China 'fortune tellers', lodges police report
MIRI: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) has lodged a police report against a group of fortune tellers from China who abused protected wildlife in their so-called...
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SFC confiscates parrots used as part of fortune teller gimmick
The parrots that were confiscated by a team of enforcement officers from SFC.
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Man found dead in car at Bintulu market, no foul play suspected
Mathew was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his car, and subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics.
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Sarawak’s Pride project still needs 400 short stories to enter records book
Abang Johari (centre) cuts the ribbon to mark the opening of ‘Sarawak’s Pride’ exhibition at Sarikei Central Hall.
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Motorcyclist killed in accident with lorry in Bintulu
A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed after he was involved in an accident with a lorry at the traffic light junction of Jalan Sebiew at about 5pm yesterday.
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Exploration beyond borders
FOR South Sudanese Marco James Keueck and David Rufas Yokwe Lukudu, their journey with Malaysia’s oil and gas conglomerate has so far been deep and fulfilling...
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Royal Brunei Airlines expands services to Sandakan, Tawau
Martin (second left), William (third left), Asulhamhaidi (fourth left) and Ai Ling (fifth left) at the launch of the RB Link’s flight services to Sandakan and Tawau.
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Output boost for Press Metal
KUCHING: Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd’s phase three aluminium smelter plant project in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu is expected to make positive...
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‘10,000 Musang King seedlings distributed to villages in Bekenu’
Visitors get to eat as many durians as they can for only RM20 per person during the festival in Bekenu.
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10km Bakun Junction-Sungai Tangap stretch to open soon
The first 2km of the carriageway is now opened to road users.
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Largest steel plant in the region to be built in Samalaju, Bintulu in collaboration with China
Abang Johari (second left) in discussion with Awang Tengah (first left) and Zhang (second right).
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Passengers find taxis dirty, smelly, drivers unfriendly
(Seated from third left) Razami, Muhammad Dino, Shell MDS Malaysia general manager Chris Schultz, Saifulbahry Alwie – who represented Bintulu Resident Jack Aman Luat, and Bintulu police chief Supt Z...
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400 rescued from life as pets
MIRI: More than 400 endangered wildlife were rescued during raids at pet shops in Sibu believed to be working as a front for illegal trade.
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Dayang to hold 10 more event in its QHSSE campaign
Ling (12th left) with the 2019 QHSSE Campaign organising committee members.
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SK Sungai Genaan’s compound flooded, school session continues as usual
The flooded school compound.
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SK Sungai Genaan compound flooded, school session continues as usual
The flooded school compound.
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Waste now seen as form of resource – Trienekens S’wak CEO
Abang Johari (third right) presents the award for Best Support & Services to a representative from Shell Malaysia Trading, witnessed by (from left) Trienekens Sarawak chief operating officer Alice Lee...
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Mavcom announcement hints at Sibu-Singapore direct flights coming soon via AirAsia
Mavcom’s latest bulletin showed that AirAsia was also awarded Air Traffic Rights to operate from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou, Jambi and Tanjung Pandan, alongside Sibu-Singapore and Penang-Kuala Tereng...
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Royal Brunei Airlines introduces RB Link flights for Bintulu, Sibu
(From left) RB Sales Manager for East Malaysia Phillip Lokupi, Brunei Darussalam Consul General in Kuching Pengiran Kartini Pengiran Tahir, STB Director of Marketing Benedict Jimbau, and Ai-Ling pose ...
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Drones deployed to detect new forest fires in Miri
MIRI: Drones are being deployed over the skies of Kuala Baram district in northern Sarawak to help in the battle against forest-fires.
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LPA denies RFP exercise merely a formality
LABUAN: The Labuan Port Authority (LPA) has denied that the request for proposals (RFP) or open tender of the Labuan containerised port of the Labuan Liberty Wharf was “merely a formality”.
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Uggah: School principals, headmasters have authority to call for school closure should API hits 200
Uggah (centre) speaking to reporters after chairing the meeting.
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Sarawak water supply authorities ready to tackle drought as heatwave intensifies
File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: As the ongoing dry spell continues to affect various areas in the state, all water supply authorities have put in place Strategic Drought Contingency Pla...
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Elderly man found drowned in pond near Sebiew fish market, Bintulu
The victim’s body found beside a pond near Sebiew fish market.
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Dialog raises stake in technical services contractor
KUALA LUMPUR: Dialog Group Bhd has raised its stake in Halliburton Bayan Petroleum Sdn Bhd (HBP), an independent technical services contractor.
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4 armed robbery suspects arrested
BINTULU: Police arrested four individuals for suspected armed robbery at Tun Hussein Onn Road here at 2.30pm on Thursday.
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With dry spell expected until Oct, Sarawak water authorities activate contingency plans
KUCHING, Aug 16 ― Sarawak Ministry of Utilities today said all water supply authorities have deployed strategic drought contingency plans in view of the current dry season which is expected to last ...
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Dialog raises stake in Bayan oilfield contractor
KUALA LUMPUR: Dialog Group Bhd has raised its stake in Halliburton Bayan Petroleum Sdn Bhd, an independent technical services contractor.
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