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Underage marriage: Sarawak is 2nd highest!

THE BORNEO POST – Sarawak recorded the second most number of underage marriage applications from Muslim couples after Kelantan. Terengganu is ranked third. Pre-marital pregnancy is the main reason behind these underage marriage, lamented Aishah Edris, executive secretary of Sarawak Women and Family Council. Other factors are lack of parental guidance and the social environment. A study on underage marriage ... Read More »

William Ghani resigns from STU

NEW SARAWAK TRIBUNE – Unionist William Gani Bina has finally called it a day with Sarawak Teachers Union (STU) as he officially tendered his resignation as the President of STU, a post he had held for the past twenty-one years. He handed over the resignation letter to STU Executive Secretary STU, Yong Ing Thung recently after chairing the STU second ... Read More »

Fire scare at Sarawak General Hospital

THE STAR – An overheated oxygen pipeline that emitted smoke at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) caused quite a scare to the patients and staff, Monday evening. As soon as smoke was seen coming out of the cement cover just behind the Magnetic Resonance Imagine (MRI) X-Ray unit around 7.50pm, officers and staff began evacuating patients out of their wards, ... Read More »

AIFFA 2013: The Flashmob

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KUCHING, Sunday – The upcoming ASEAN International Film Festival and Award 2013 or AIFFA will be held in Kuching on 28th to 30th March. The event will be attended by superstars in Asia’s film and entertainment industries such as Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh, Jericho Rosales, Geeta Basra, Kris Dayanti and many more big names in local, Asean, Hollywood and Bollywood film ... Read More »

Pakatan Rakyat announces Kuching Declaration details

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The Malaysia Day celebration in Kuching by Pakatan Rakyat went as sceduled despite thunderstorms and heavy rain.  The declaration which was promised to ‘shock the nation’ was read out by a young Bidayuh boy. The Kuching Declaration aims to fulfill seven things as seen below ARTICLE ONE: EQUAL PARTNERS – We will restore the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and ... Read More »

Police report to be made against Bicara Siswa panelist

PBB Youth vice-chief Pandi Suhaili is initiating a police report against a TV1 forum panellist Md Yusri Hidrus for making comments demeaning and degrading to Sarawak. Pandi said the police report will be lodged at the Central Police Station in Kuching on Malaysia Day (this Sunday) if Md Yusri does not apologise to Sarawakians. Md Yusri, an undergraduate from Universiti ... Read More »

Pedestrian bridge across Sarawak river to be built

SARAWAK – Sarawak plans to spend RM38 million in the next five years to upgrade tourist facilities at four of the state’s popular national parks. They are Gunung Gading, Bako, the Kuching Wetlands and Lambir. The money will also go towards maintaining areas with tourism potential like the Bau limestone caves. State Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg ... Read More »

Sarawakians urged to return home

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Promotion of Technical Education) Datuk Len Talif Salleh has said Sarawak had ample employment opportunities for the people. He added that with the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) developing rapidly, more workers ranging from skilled to semi-skilled were needed in the state. He further added that he hope more Sarawakians will come ... Read More »

Human Resources Ministry working to resolve ban on Sabahans and Sarawakians

The Human Resources Ministry is in discussions with the Singapore government to resolve the uncertainty faced by under-35 male natives from Sabah and Sarawak, following the island republic’s new ruling on work permits. Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the ministry was in discussions with Singapore authorities through its labour attache. He said the new policy, barring male natives ... Read More »

TV3 issue statement of appology regarding ‘Bintulu daif’

A local daily based in the peninsular has said that TV station TV3 has issued a statement of apology in regards to a statement made by its news presenter Nurul Syuhada Nurul Ain. The statement says that the station and the presenter never intended to cause any uneasiness and degrade Bintulu in any way. Last 31 August,TV3 presenter Nurul slip ... Read More »

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