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Plan to wipe out squatters by 2020; Adenan outlines three resettlement strategies for 7,256 families

21 October 2014

MIRI: The Sarawak state government has found itself in a “running battle” against squatters because new ones keep emerging everytime old ones are resettled, according to Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Renewed call for Deepavali to be public holiday

21 October 2014

KUCHING: Sarawak’s largest body representing Indians, which forms 0.3% of the state population, has made a renewed request for Deepavali to be a public holiday in the Land of the Hornbills.

Indigenous rights leader says family threatened

21 October 2014

KUCHING: An indigenous rights leader in Sarawak has alleged that his family was recently threatened because of his criticisms against extremism.

A motorcyclist filling up his motorbike at a petrol station in Ipoh.

Sticking to their old rides

21 October 2014

DESPITE a recent hike of 20 sen per litre in the RON95 petrol price, most Ipoh folk said changing to cars that consume less petrol is not within their current plans.

Sarawak Women for Women Society president Margaret Bedus (right) and vice-president Ann Teo (left) showing Suhakam commissioner Francis Francis Johen (centre) the human rights award certificate and plaque during a courtesy call in Kuching.

SWWS gets Suhakam award for defending rights

21 October 2014

KUCHING: The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) has become the first recipient from the state to win an award from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

Dr Zambry (right) admiring a painting of an insect at the Royal Belum Intellectual Discourse at Syeun Hotel  recently. With him are State Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi (centre) and Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Mirza Mohamad Taiyab.

Airstrip extension will boost tourism, say Dr Zambry

21 October 2014

THE Perak Government has commissioned state Public Works Department (JKR) and Lands and Mines Office to conduct studies on extension of the airstrip in Grik, located some 132km from Ipoh.

SWWS hopes to work closely with Suhakam

21 October 2014

KUCHING: The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) would like to work together with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) on various human rights issues it is championing.

Proud winners: from left Chung, Wong and Goh with their prizes.

Hee’s top in humourous speech contest

21 October 2014

SIBU: An active Toastmaster club member, Wong Toh Hee showed that she could tell good jokes when she was adjudged winner at the Area S Humourous Speech Contest.

State Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah

Teenage pregnancy rate highest in past five years

21 October 2014

KUCHING: Sarawak has for the past five years consistently recorded the highest rate of teenage pregnancies nationwide.

Having a blast: Chefs and their assistants including Chef Khairuzzaman (third from right) cutting a specially baked cake.

From helper in mom’s kitchen to top 10 chefs in the country

21 October 2014

JOHOR BARU: From helping out his mother with traditional cakes and pastries, Chef Khairuzzaman Ahmad Hadzri has climbed his way up to becoming one of the top 10 chefs in the country.

Taking it back: Pahang DAP chairman Tengku Zulpuri holding the retraction letter to quit as the state chief during a press conference in Temerloh.

DAP chairman retracts quit letter

21 October 2014

TEMERLOH: Pahang DAP chairman Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji who quit as state chief last week, only to retract it three days later, was due to his own doing, said former state chief Leong Ngah Ngah.

Raub OCPD Supt Wan Mohd Samsudin Wan Osman.

Suspected drug traffickers caught

21 October 2014

RAUB: Nine people, including five suspected traffickers, were rounded up by police in separate operations here.

In synch: Sungri (right) and Lekisyah dancing gracefully to the traditional music during the bharatanatyam dance performance in Malacca.

Girls wow audience with classical Bharatanatyam dance

21 October 2014

MALACCA: Adorning colourful and vibrant traditional Indian costumes, two young girls wowed the audience with their classical “bharatanatyam” moves in conjunction with Deepavali celebration at Padang Nyiru here.

Snails invade Malacca airport

21 October 2014

MALACCA: It was a slimy surprise at the Malacca International Airport when more than one hundred snails were spotted on the runway.

Niki holding up some of the latest men's wear which is part of the new Carefree Tripper collection.

New clothes collection

21 October 2014

JOHOR BARU: Adventure seekers and travel buffs will be pleased with the large collection of fashionable yet durable apparel which is part of a new collection called Carefree Tripper by Jeep Spirit.

Prices for the art work vary according to their size and complexity.

Deepavali dynamism

21 October 2014

THE FESTIVAL of Lights is here once again and those celebrating it would have been preparing for months.

(From left) Panasonic Malaysia managing director Yosuke Matsunaga, Panasonic Asia Pacific managing director/Panasonic Corporation executive officer Junichiro Kitagawa, Fujii and Cheng at the Panasonic and PanaHome showcase.

Conglomerate looks to grow presence in smart townships

21 October 2014

Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its building-technology arm PanaHome Malaysia, are banking on sustainable-home and township developments growing to become a significant part of the company’s business here.

Tough choices: For the small-business owner, turning away customers can be a difficult thing to do.

Walking away from business can sometimes be the right decision

21 October 2014

In BUSINESS, one constantly has to make decisions. As business owners or entrepreneurs, the buck stops with us. We are the ones who have to make the hard decisions, no one else. When we are just starting out, I think one of the hardest decision to make is the decision on customers.

Daljit (middle in white) with the  finalists, Sureshpal Agency and Chelsea Fan Club at the prize presentation ceremony after the event.

Top seeds live up to billing as champions

21 October 2014

Two-time champions Sureshpal Agency walked away with their third trophy at the fourth annual Datuk Daljit Singh Dalliwal Challenge Trophy futsal competition recently.

The big picture: Montfort Boys Town students at the exclusive premiere of Petronas' Deepavali TV commercial 'The Light Within'.

Therapy through art

21 October 2014

PETRONAS continues to reach out to the underprivileged through its “Sentuhan Kasih Petronas” programme.

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