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Ministry of Land Development Sarawak, James Jemut Masing, speaks during an interview at his office in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state on February 8, 2013. A Malaysian minister on Borneo island said his state will not push ahead with building 12 controversial dams amid anger among local tribes and environmentalists over the plans.    AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Is Sarawak ready for a snap election?

21 August 2014

MIRI: Politicians and members of the public in Sarawak are starting to talk about the possibility of Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem calling for an early state election.

First of many: First time donor Alex Pui (right) smiles after donating blood at the Sarawak Blood Donors Society monthly blood donation drive on Saturday at The Hills Shopping Mall.

Blood donation drive

21 August 2014

KUCHING: There will be a blood donation drive this Sunday at Hills Shopping Mall here starting from 9.30am.

All ears: Fatimah reading a new book to the children with Special Needs.

Minister: Emulate Japan’s move to help needy children

21 August 2014

SIBU: Local authorities in the state including owners of business premises have been urged to have toilet facilities for children with special needs.

The lucky six: Chapman (second, from right), and Seow (second, from left) with five of the the six winners.

Shell Rimula thanks loyal customers with gala dinner

21 August 2014

SIBU: Shell Rimula celebrated another successful year as the best-selling heavy-duty diesel engine oil in Malaysia with more than 450 loyal customers from across the country at a special appreciation gala dinner.

Participants listening attentively to Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem's speech at the seminar. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/ The Star

Adenan: Short periods not conducive for certification due to high costs

21 August 2014

KUCHING: The state government is considering extending the tenure of timber licences to 60 years as an incentive for logging companies to obtain forest management certification.

Chinese opera performance.

Association’s troupe aims to promote Chinese opera among the younger generation

21 August 2014

PROGRESS is a double-edged sword that causes both benefit and harm.

Working visit: Huang (second from right) presenting a Huawei smartphone to Dr Zambry (second from left) during his visit to the latter's office at the state secretariat building. Also present were Devamany (right) and Dr Mah.

Chinese envoy and delegation visit Perak MB

21 August 2014

CHINA’s ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang made an inaugural visit to Perak recently, visiting Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir at his office.

Pasir Panjang assemblyman Datuk Rashidi Ibrahim said more schemes could be included into the Budget to help the people, especially those from the lower and middle income group.

Assemblymen want allocations in Budget 2015 to address rising cost of living

21 August 2014

BARISAN Nasional assemblymen want allocations to help the people in Budget 2015, especially the lower-income group who are struggling to make ends meet.

House turned into palace

21 August 2014

A HOUSEOWNER has literally turned his bungalow unit in Taman Rapat Koperasi, Ipoh into what resembles a Minangkabau palace, much to the ire of nearby residents.

Some children in the proposed Tun Mustapha Park have to take the boat to school.

MWCF gives grant to help manage proposed Tun Mustapha Park

21 August 2014

KOTA KINABALU: Efforts for the establishment of a marine park in northern Sabah has been given a boost with RM138,000 grant to WWF Malaysia.

An employee checking 
the self-scan devices displayed at the entrance of Sam's Groceria in Encorp Strand Mall, Petaling Jaya.

Ong (left) and Malik demonstrating how the self-scan system works.

The interior of 
Sam's Groceria in 
Encorp Strand Mall.

Grocer introduces a touch of tech to shopping

21 August 2014

In A bid to grow customer loyalty and increase business in a competitive market, retailers are increasingly investing in technology to engage consumers and to enhance the shopping experience at their outlets.

The Malaysian players with Denmark, who emerged as the champions

Malaysian boys do country proud at football tourney in Amsterdam

21 August 2014

It was a wonderful experience for eight Malaysian youngsters when they took part in the Cruyff Court World Cup football tournament in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, recently.

Children involved in exciting games and enjoyed their time at the open house.

Loads of fun at IT mall’s first Raya open house

21 August 2014

PLAZA Low Yat hosted its inaugural Hari Raya open house at Shikiya Restaurant recently with 37 children from Rumah Amal Baitul Kasih.

Launch of the event with South Indian stars

KL to host prestigious film awards

21 August 2014

MALAYSIA will host the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA), which will be held for the first time in South-East Asia, on Sept 12 and 13 in Kuala Lumpur.

A participant strikes a pose during the event

Dance competition gives participants a swinging time

21 August 2014

THE organisers of the annual Asia Pacific Dance X’plosion dance competition, which took place from Aug 8 to 10, went all out this year, amazing guests with nothing short of exhilarating music, enthralling costumes and captivating dance moves.

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