Daphne Jolly

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18 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Scholarships worth RM2.5mil for Miri students

Curtin University Malaysia is offering outstanding students in Miri a special category of scholarships for studies in its foundation programmes and selected degree programmes in conjunction with its 20th anniversary this year.

Curtin University Malaysia has, since 2015, awarded over RM25mil worth of scholarships to students from all walks of life.
13 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Boost for reading

MIRI: SK Kampung Bakam pupils now have access to an extended range of books and educational materials thanks to the refurbishment of their school library.

Nan Yusri (centre) listening as a SK Kampung Bakam teacher explains about some of the library’s resources. At left is Awang Rapbil.
10 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Vaccinate pets and seek treatment for dog bites, says assemblyman

MIRI: There are signs that rabies will be a lingering and constant threat in Sarawak, says Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting.

Dog owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pet dogs for the safety of everyone in the community.
30 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

University gathers international experts to explore digital economy

MIRI: About 60 digital economy experts from different parts of the world gathered at Curtin University Malaysia to brainstorm ways to use digital technology for greater socio-economic benefits.

26 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Meandering on in Marudi

Like many small towns in Sarawak’s interior, Marudi is laid back — unless you happen to drop by during the town’s peak business hours when there is a bit of hustle and bustle in the marketplace.

Boats of all shapes and sizes docked by the banks of Sungai Baram.
17 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Double joy for Pustaka Miri as it bags awards

MIRI: An interactive library search-directory created by the Pustaka Miri electronic library using software tailored from the internet won second place in the Library KIK Convention Se-Malaysia 2018 in Melaka.

10 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Family support important in combating diabetes

MIRI: Diabetes is becoming a “family disease” that can potentially affect every household, said Miri Health Department medical officer Dr Wong Yong Kai.

3 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Calls for fire safety outreach programme

MIRI: The “Summer Camp” fire safety outreach programme should be conducted throughout the whole of Sarawak as its effectiveness has been proven in training regular people to handle emergency situations in Miri and its surrounding areas, said Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department director-general Mohamad Hamdan Wahid.

(from left) Miri Fire chief Supt Law Poh Khiong, Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman, Mohamad Hamdan and Anuar presenting a sponsored fire extinguisher to a participant during the closing of the programme.
30 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Group urges authorities to stop killing stray dogs

MIRI: Volunteer group Zero Strays Miri wants the state Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and Miri City Council to stop killing dogs in suspicion of being infected with rabies.

29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Urgent priority for rural connectivity

MIRI: Projects to link rural and urban areas will be taken over by the state government due to the lack of support and funding from the Federal Government.

Julaihi (in purple) and Dennis (on Julaihi’s right) being briefed on the progress of the bridge.