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Businessman joins SCIB as non-executive director

23 October 2014

KUCHING: Sabah-based businessman Lim Nyuk Foh has joined Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) as a non-independent non-executive director a week after he emerged as the company’s single largest shareholder.

Highway of fear. the miri to bintulu part of the pan borneo highway is notorious for highway robberies staged by gangsters along the route so much so that travellers fear even to help those whose cars had broke down. stephenthen pic Stephen Then Vui Budget - PPR flats for Budget story.

Govts urged to find funds for RM27bil Pan Borneo Highway

23 October 2014

SIBU: The Federal and State Governments have been urged to find ways to finance the construction of the proposed RM27bil Pan Borneo Highway.

caption-----tonnes of illegal timber that was alleged extracted from Sungai Sajau in ulu Baram in interior Sarawak being seized by villagers who have lodged police report against the illegal timber operation. pic courtesy of Donny Joseph.

Heads must roll

23 October 2014

IT is very rare for any Sarawak Cabinet ministers or assistant ministers to admit in public that illegal logging is a big problem in this state – let alone the Chief Minister himself.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (second left) launching the Infocast Kenyalang service on Tuesday night. Looking on from right are Land Development Minister Tan Sri James Masing, Sains chief executive Datuk Teo Tien Hiong and chairman Tan Sri Dr George Chan.  - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Chief Minister says poor communication causing misunderstanding

23 October 2014

KUCHING: Sarawak needs to communicate its development programmes clearly to prevent misunderstanding and controversy.

Chong Chieng Jen (pic)

DAP: Don’t find excuses to delay tariff cut

23 October 2014

KUCHING: The reduction of utility tariffs should not be conditional upon the state getting an increase in oil and gas royalty, says Sarawak DAP.

Investor interest: MyTeksi has managed to raise a total of US$90mil in funding over the past 12 months.

Malaysia has more successful tech startups than many people realise

23 October 2014

Much has been said about this being the best time to launch and grow startups due to the availability of funding, infrastructure and an accommodating environment.

Leading the charge: Manirajah and his wife T. Uma Devi are spearheading the work on a prepaid card that can be used to to purchase items from vending machines.

Company works to make cashless transactions more widespread

23 October 2014

Since the first currency notes and coins were issued in 1897, Malaysia’s payment system has evolved from the traditional cash-and-carry way of life to using cheques, debit and credit cards to Internet banking.

More than 2,500 participants took part in the Guardian Walkathon - Walk for a Cause event recently.

A walk in the Wetlands

23 October 2014

THE usually peaceful Wetlands Park in Putrajaya was abuzz recently when more than 2,500 people gathered to take part in the annual Guardian’s Charity Walkathon — Walk for a Cause.

Taiwan’s best: Ten selected Taiwanese producers were invited to participate in this year’s OTOP at 1Utama shopping complex.

City folk learn about republic’s One Town, One Product concept during showcase

23 October 2014

FOR one whole week, Kuala Lumpur played host to award-winning Taiwanese teas and pastries for the Taiwan One Town, One Product (OTOP) showcase.

Guests helping themselves to the food served during the  Deepavali celebration organised by the Taman Medan Baru Rukun Tetangga.

Deepavali joy in Taman Medan folk

23 October 2014

FOR the first time, the Taman Medan Baru Rukun Tetangga hosted a Deepavali celebration for about 350 residents.

Illegal advertisements are becoming an eyesore in Balakong.

Balakong assemblyman invites contractors to submit plans

23 October 2014

ILLEGALLY erected advertisements in Balakong are becoming an eyesore, especially along main roads.

Nolee (left) handing over a mock cheque of RM10,000 to Syarifah Baizura Syed Alwi (centre), who won the Royal Belum Theme Song competition. State financial officer Datuk Mohd Ghazali Jalal looks on.

Rainforest festival finale draws thousands of celebrants

23 October 2014

THE two-day long Royal Belum International Rainforest Festival — The Finale came to a splashing end as more than 10,000 people converged at Dataran Ipoh despite the torrential downpour earlier in the evening.

Contractors to take down illegal ads

23 October 2014

INSTEAD of the usual community clean-up to take down illegal advertisements such as unlicensed banners, bunting or wooden boards, an idea to hire contractors to take these down seems to be a logical one.

Health department staff giving information on mouth cancer prevention during the campaign.

Walk for cancer awareness

23 October 2014

SOME 1,000 people took a walk around Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreational Park (polo ground) to create awareness about cancer.

Trendy look: Models posing for a photo at the Fashion Show finale in Queenbay Mall, Penang.

High fashion rocks Deepavali crowd

23 October 2014

MODELS took to the catwalk with a touch of rock at Queensbay Mall, Penang, much to the excitement of a large crowd of shoppers who gathered to watch.

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