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Silent moment: Members of the public in a moment of silence marking the national day of mourning at Medan Niaga Satok in Kuching. - Photo by Zulazhar Sheblee

Crowds observe a minute of silence in the morning

23 August 2014

KUCHING: The national day of mourning was mostly a low-key and solemn affair in Sarawak, with flags flying at half-mast, people dressed in dark clothing and going about their lives quietly.

Practising accountability and taking responsibility

23 August 2014


Illegal structure: The small office built at the five-foot way of the shophouse.

Chairs, tables and now an illegal office

23 August 2014

SIBU: Putting up chairs and tables along the five-foot way of business premises is never allowed by any local authority and Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is no exception.

Still much to be explored: Miri self-made business tycoon Datuk Lau Siu Wai believes Sarawak has barely tapped the potential in tourism and education.

Call for fair tourism promotion

23 August 2014

MIRI: Miri’s pioneering business tycoon Datuk Lau Siu Wai has called on the federal tourism authorities to “be fair” and give the same amount of focus and attention to northern Sarawak in overseas promotion as is being given to Sabah.

Building the future: Adenan (second right) being briefed by an exhibitor at the Sheda Property Expo in Kuching.

Less red tape

23 August 2014

KUCHING: The state government will assist housing developers by simplifying the approval process for projects and opening up more land.

Colourful Kumang and Keling winners at cultural fest

23 August 2014

SIBU: A pretty lass, Debbie Gibson Medan won the heart of the judges with her poise and elegant to win this year’s Borneo Dayak Cultural Festival Kumang beauty contest before a packed audience at the town square.

Cheer 2014 launching. AZMAN GHANI/ The Star

Singer and telco lend their support to annual competition

23 August 2014

THE local cheerleading community has received a huge boost thanks to two new sponsors for R.AGE’s annual CHEER inter-school cheerleading competition.

SD to Interview DBKL Health and Environment department director Dr Hayati Abdullah for Know Your Council column. Need pixman. Bavani also going to get some stories.

DBKL Health and Environment director shares the department’s roles and functions

23 August 2014

CHIEF among the responsibilities of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Health and Environment Department is monitoring public health.

The playground is scheduled to be completed next year. (Hoarding at playground project in Taman Indah, Batu 11 Cheras to be taken down)

No more hiding spots

23 August 2014

THE KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) will remove the hoarding that is around a playground in Jalan 11/7 in Taman Indah, Batu 11, Cheras due to safety and security concerns.

Mother nature's sports drink: Chan (left) with Star Publications (M) Bhd account servicing executive Yeong Pek Jing.

Revitalise with coconut water at Starwalk

23 August 2014

PARTICIPANTS of the Penang Starwalk 2014 can stay fresh and hydrated after their long walk by drinking Karta Coconut Water.

For fresh breath: Low (left) with Star Publications (M) Bhd account servicing executive Chia June Yong.

Stay minty fresh at Penang Starwalk 2014

23 August 2014

EARLY risers for the Penang Starwalk 2014 will be kept awake with fresh Wrigley’s Doublemint mints.

Club kick-start project to uncover budding stars

23 August 2014

THE Penang Sports Club (PSC) are striving to unearth raw talents and groom them into future football stars.

Penang move ahead in style

23 August 2014

PENANG stayed on course in their title defence of the Malaysian Chinese FA (MCFA) Cup crown as they checked into the semi-finals in grand fashion.

Socially conscious women

23 August 2014

MISS Malaysia Tourism Pageant 2014 seeks to raise the social consciousness of their 18 finalists by instilling a sense of community.

Low (in spectacles), taking participants at one of the weekend permaculture sessions around the garden.

Their educational garden

23 August 2014

SAY the word ‘garden’ and the image that comes to mind is one of nicely trimmed green lawns and brightly-coloured blooming bushes. However, at a bungalow lot in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, a different kind of garden grows beautifully under the watchful eyes of its proud owners.

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