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Cloud seeding operations to be conducted tomorrow until Sunday – JPBN secretariat
File photo of a cloud seeding operation being carrying out above Bintulu.
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Six areas in Sarawak record very unhealthy air quality as of 9am
The reduced visibility due to the worsening haze in Kuching.
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Haze: API reading back above 200 in Kuching
The API readings have risen above 200 once again as of 2pm today in Kuching.
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MMEA Bombardier CL-415 arrives in Kuching to fight fires, hotspots across Sarawak
A file photo of the MMEA’s CL-415 aircraft in action.
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DoE: ‘Technical difficulties’ caused inaccurate API readings in Sarawak
Visibility remains poor in many parts of the city due to haze.
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Sri Aman air quality improves to unhealthy from hazardous
KUCHING: Authorities are continuing to monitor the air quality in Sri Aman even though the Air Pollutant Index (API) is no longer at hazardous levels on Wednesday...
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Sarawak to mobilise agencies as haze worsens
KUCHING: Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said the State Disaster Management Committee will mobilise all relevant agencies after Sri Aman recorded a hazardous API reading of 407 at 5p...
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Haze: Sri Aman inches closer to API reading of 400
The API reading in Sri Aman is getting dangerously close to 400 – the highest reading in the country.
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MetMalaysia: Cloud seeding for Kuching, Sri Aman to start this week if weather permits
Haze blankets downtown Kuching in smog, raising API readings to very unhealthy levels above 200.
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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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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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Report: Putrajaya to open Sabah-Sarawak link road by end 2019
IPOH, Sept 17 — Works Minister Baru Bian has announced that the contract for a new road to link Sarawak and Sabah will be open for tender before the end of this year.
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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 returns to S'wak after short respite
KUCHING: Air quality in western Sarawak has deteriorated to very unhealthy levels again after a brief respite.
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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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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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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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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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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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Bukit Kota to have 120,000 durian trees
Dr Abdul Rahman (front centre) with other guests and MRP grant recipients.
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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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LAs told to consult people before making policies
The councillors in a photocall with Dr Abdul Rahman (seated centre), Sufian (seventh left) with other dignitaries.
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Two areas experience unhealthy air quality
KUALA LUMPUR: Nationwide Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at 8pm tonight showed unhealthy air quality in Johan Setia, Selangor (at 150) and Seri Manjung, Perak (at 105).
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Coconut farmers in Limbang set to benefit from ‘Matag’ scheme
Dr Abdul Rahman (left) gives away a coconut seedling to one of the participants.
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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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NRDA to upgrade run-down wooden jetties, walkways — Awang Tengah
Awang Tengah (left in the backhoe loader) driving the first pile for Kampung Bayan community hall in Kuala Lawas at the earth-breaking ceremony.
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Mechanic shot dead while hunting in Limbang forest
LIMBANG: A mechanic out hunting was found dead after being shot in Lubuk Lalang, Medamit, at 12 noon yesterday.
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Missing man found dead in jungle with gunshot wound
The victim was found dead in the jungle with gunshot wound yesterday.
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Missing man found dead with gunshot wound on body in jungle
The victim was found dead with gunshot wound in the jungle yesterday.
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Dev Kumar: Six police personnel nabbed for drug abuse in Sarawak so far, more tests to follow
Dev Kumar KUCHING: Six police personnel have been arrested in Sarawak for suspected drug abuse since Aug 13 under the nationwide ‘Ops Blue Devil’. According to Deputy Police Commissioner Dato’...
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Sri Aman’s API 251 highest in the state
KUCHING: Hopes of improved air quality in the state was short-lived as two air pollutant index (API) stations in the state recorded very unhealthy level yesterday.
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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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Eight cases of bushfires in Kuching recorded today, 494 wildfires across the state
Firemen and villagers work together to put out a bushfire at Kampung Bahagia Jaya in Sibu.
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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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Air quality improves in some Sarawak areas
KUCHING: The air quality in Kuala Baram had improved as at 3pm today but remained at the “very unhealthy” level, with the Air Pollutants Index (API) reading at 217 at the monitoring station at the...
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Air quality improves in most Sarawak areas, still hazardous in Miri
The air quality in Kuala Baram had improved as at 3pm today but remained at the “very unhealthy” level, with the Air Pollutants Index (API) reading at 217 at the monitoring station at the Miri Ind...
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Dengue cases in Sarawak record astronomical rise of 270 per cent
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito on human skin.
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Sibu’s air quality plunges to unhealthy level with API reading of 161
Reduced visibility along Rajang River here with API reading 161.
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Dr Jamilah: Stay indoors to reduce risks of haze
Dr Jamilah Hashim – File photo KUCHING: Members of the public should stay indoors as much as possible to reduce the risks of haze, advises Sarawak Health Department director Dr Jamilah Hashim.
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Sarawak minister says departure levy on land and sea travellers too
KUCHING: The upcoming departure levy for those travelling abroad from Malaysia is also applicable for land and sea exit points, says Sarawak’s Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Abdul...
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Sarawak disaster management committee to convene meeting soon on haze
Graph shows the increase in the number of hotspots in Kalimantan.
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Sarawak disaster management committee to convene soon on haze
Graph shows the increase in the number of hotspots in Kalimantan.
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Sarawak doing well without being bogged down by Pakatan, says CM
LIMBANG, Aug 5 — Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state’s development programmes and economy have not been affected by the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s ...
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CM says Sarawak will build Limbang-Brunei road after Putrajaya drops project
Abang Johari (third right) and Awang Tengah (second left) on a field visit to the Lawas Waterfront project LIMBANG: Sarawak will build the Pan Borneo Highway’s 12km ‘missing link’ road from Lim...
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Moderate air quality nationwide today
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — The air quality nationwide was moderate today, according to the Department of Environment . The DoE portal recorded that the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading has dropped below...
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Moderate air quality nationwide today
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality nationwide was moderate today, according to the Department of Environment.
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Sarawak requests for Federal Govt’s clarification on departure levy
SIBU: Sarawakians commuting from Miri to Limbang and Lawas via Brunei are unsure of whether they would be imposed the departure levy to be enforced on Sept 1.
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Sarawak seeks clarification on Departure Levy
SIBU, Aug 3 — Sarawakians commuting from Miri to Limbang and Lawas via Brunei are unsure of whether they would be imposed the departure levy to be enforced on September 1.
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Residents losing cool over closure of swimming pool
The public swimming pool which is undergoing upgrading is closed to the public MIRI: Limbang residents are in a huff over the closure of the town’s only public swimming pool for upgrading since Ju...
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Dr Abdul Rahman wants MRP-PPRMS programme continued
A happy MRP-PPRMS project recipient Mohd Nurasrulnizam Ahmad (fourth left) at his house that was recently repaired under the programme.
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Zuraida wants to meet Abg Johari on affordable housing matters
KUCHING: Federal Local Government and Housing Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has said that she needs to meet Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg next month to discuss matters pertaining...
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Sarawak GOF seizes contraband ciggies, liquor worth RM1.14m
KUCHING: Sarawak General Operations Force (GOF) seized contraband cigarettes and liquor worth RM1.14 million including unpaid tax, in an operation dubbed Ops Libas in Kota Samarahan and Limbang yester...
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RM970,200 worth of smuggled cigarettes seized
Khaw (centre) holds a carton of the seized illicit cigarettes at their headquarters today.
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KK Sentral begins operations
Arifin (sixth right) waving the Malaysian flag to launch the start of the bus service at KK Sentral.
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Sarawak’s rich ethnicity full of diversity
DID you know that there are close to 30 different ethnic groups in Sarawak? Me neither! But yes, the Land of the Hornbills is so rich with diversity, little known facts about the state like these continue to surprise every day.
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KK Sentral terminal commences operations
KOTA KINABALU: The KK Sentral terminal has officially commenced operations to provide a more efficient and strategic public transport system for express bus services to Beaufort, Menumbok, Sipitang, L...
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Sarawakians revel in diversity, peace and progress
There are many things about Sarawak that sets it apart from the other states in Malaysia and one of them is the public holiday today when Sarawakians observe Sarawak Day.
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Reject politics of peninsula-based parties – Masing
LIMBANG: People of Sarawak must be firm in not accepting the political ideology brought by peninsula-based political parties.Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said they mu...
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School security guard killed in accident
The body of the deceased at the scene of the accident.
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Sarawak Day blood donation drive at Emart Riam tomorrow
Karambir (seated second right) is seen with Susan (left), Rita Lau (second left) and other members of the organising committee.
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Devt target of four ZIAs in Sarawak hampered by lack of funds – Auditor-General’s Report
The views of the Sarawak State Assembly building taken from the air – Bernama file photo KUCHING: The target to develop four Aquaculture Industrial Zones (ZIAs) in Sarawak under the Inland Fisherie...
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Police arrest three men, seize contraband cigarettes, 4WD vehicles
LIMBANG: The police arrested three men and seized 4,490 cartons of an assortment of smuggled cigarettes and three four-wheel-drive vehicles, all valued at RM511,800, at a house here last Saturday.
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Sarawak portion of Pan Borneo Highway 45% complete, slightly ahead of schedule
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): The first phase of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak is 45% complete, slightly ahead of the scheduled completion rate of 43%, said Works Minister Datuk Baru Bian.
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Sarawak portion of Pan Borneo Highway 45% complete, slightly ahead of schedule
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): The first phase of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak is 45% complete, slightly ahead of the scheduled completion rate of 43%, said Works Minister Datuk Baru Bian.
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Limbang MP: Rural Air Services in Sarawak, Sabah must be maintained, improved if MAS is sold
The RAS must be maintained, if not improved, to serve the rural areas of Sarawak where road infrastructure was still lacking.
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Sarawak Energy set to export electricity to Sabah by 2022
KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) expects to export electricity to Sabah by 2022 and Brunei Darussalam sooner under the Trans-Borneo Grid project.
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Govt to upgrade agro-activities in Kubong
Dr Abdul Rahman (fifth left) shakes hands with Chieng, as Noor Ismail (third left) and others look on.
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Sabah-Sarawak Link Road won't affect Phase 2 of Pan-Borneo Highway, says Baru Bian
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Construction of the 415km Sabah-Sarawak Link Road project beginning next year will not affect Phase 2 of the Pan-Borneo Highway along similar route, says Works Minister Baru Bia...
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Sabah-Sarawak Link Road won't affect Phase 2 of Pan-Borneo Highway, says Baru...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Construction of the 415km Sabah-Sarawak Link Road project beginning next year will not affect Phase 2 of the Pan-Borneo Highway along similar route, says Works Minister Baru Bia...
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Council urged to generate extra revenue to offset deficit
Seated from second left: Sufian, Dr. Abdul Rahman, Hasbi, Paulus with the councillors who will end their service on June 30.
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SEB expected to export electricity to Brunei, Sabah by end of 2022
Sharbini (second left) talks during the briefing.
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RM7.7 mln approved for road projects at two longhouses
Awang Tengah (sixth left) and Dayang Morliah (fourth left) join Tuai Rumah Munit Entalang (fifth left) and others in rolling a mat to mark the closing of Gawai Dayak.
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Sarawak group to look into influx of people from western Asia
KUCHING: A Sarawak civic organisation is working on a study into the rising number of foreigners found in semi-rural areas of the state, while expressing its concerns about the impact of such an influ...
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Baru pledges to develop all roads in Sarawak, despite restrictions
Baru, accompanied by his wife Yu Ching Sieu, cuts the ribbon to officiate at the Hari Raya-Gawai Dayak event in SK Nanga Medamit.
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Sarawak PPBM aims to have 30,000 members by year end
KUCHING: Sarawak PPBM aims to get at least 30,000 members by the end of the year.
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Police seize drugs worth more than RM50,000 in Miri
MIRI: Police detained a local man and seized drugs worth RM57,500 in a raid carried out along the road to Kampung Lopeng, Jalan Miri-Bintulu at 10.50am yesterday.
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Man nabbed, 5kg of drugs worth RM57k seized
MIRI: Miri police have arrested a suspected drug-trafficker found with more than 5kg of drugs stashed in a room in a homestay.
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More parking lots for Sabah Women and Children Hospital
Dr Chen (left) pointing at the vacant land which can be used to create additional 200 parking spaces at the Sabah Women and Children Hospital yesterday.
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CM: Oil and gas complex will boost development in Sarawak's north
KUCHING: A proposed integrated oil and gas complex in Lawas will help boost development in Sarawak's northern region, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
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RM6m boost for Limbang buffalo rearing industry: Uggah
LIMBANG: The Sarawak government has approved a grant of RM6 million to develop and strengthen the buffalo rearing industry in Limbang Division, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Emba...
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Met forecasts a rainy Raya
PETALING JAYA: Bring along an um­­brella when you go open house visiting this week because it is going to be a rainy Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
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Rabies toll hits 17 after death in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: A 26-year-old man from Kuching has died of rabies, bringing the total to 17 deaths from the time the outbreak nationwide was announ­ced on July 1 last year, says the Health Ministry.
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Young man in Sarawak's capital dies from rabies, the 17th death since outbreak last year
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 26-year-old man from Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state, who was infected with rabies, has died.
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S'wak man dies of rabies, taking death toll to 17
KUALA LUMPUR: A 26-year-old man from Kuching, Sarawak infected with rabies has died, making it a total of 17 deaths since the outbreak was announced on July 1 last year, says the Health Ministry.
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Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in Asean with Aussie farm purchase
KUCHING, May 28 — Sarawak is poised to become a leading cattle meat supplier in the Asean region, the Middle East and Australia following the acquisition of Carmor Plains Station in Darwin, Western ...
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Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier via Aussie farm purchase
KUCHING: Sarawak is poised to become a leading cattle meat supplier in the Asean region, the Middle East and Australia following the acquisition of Carmor Plains Station in Darwin, Western Australia, by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).
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Work on Sarawak-Sabah Link Road to begin in Q1 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Construction work on the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year, said Works Minister Baru Bian.
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Work on Sarawak-Sabah link road to begin in Q1 2020, says Baru Bian
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — Construction work on the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year, said Works Minister Baru Bian.
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Rendy believes in unconditional charity
RELIGIOUS differences have not stopped singer Rendy Faliq (pic) from doing charity during Rama­dan, Kosmo! reported.
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Northern Sarawak hit by floods a week after forest fires
MIRI: Barely a week after grappling with forest fires, four districts in central and northern Sarawak were hit by floods Monday (April 29) morning.
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RTD plans to impose VEP on foreign vehicles at Malaysia-Brunei border
MIRI (April 25): The Road Transport Department (RTD) proposes to impose the vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement on all foreign vehicles at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complexes at...
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RTD plans to impose VEP on foreign vehicles at Malaysia-Brunei border
MIRI, April 25 ― The Road Transport Department (RTD) proposes to impose the vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement on all foreign vehicles at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complexes,...
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Fire razes 100ha along border
MIRI: A forest fire that has been raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has spread to about 100ha, which is about the size of 220 football fields.
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Miri chokes under haze caused by wildfires
MIRI: The night and early morning hours saw many parts of Miri City choking in a thick veil of smog.
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Electricity disruption hits Miri Hospital
MIRI: There has been no electricity supply at Miri Hospital since 5am this morning following a sudden power failure.
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Bomba urges Sarawakians to stop open burning as dry weather sets in
KUCHING, March 19 — The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) is seeking the cooperation of the public to stop open burning activities that could lead to wildfires during the prevailing dry sea...
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Pan Borneo Highway: Contractors to identify routes at risk of sinking
MIRI (March 8): The Works Ministry has directed contractors involved in the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project to undertake risk assessment of routes that are under threat of sinking w...
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