Geryl Ogilvy

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16 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak fares better on SPM

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded an overall improvement in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations, scoring 5.17 in National Average Grade (GPN) compared to 5.34 in 2016. State Education director Rakayah Madon said the improvement in the state GPN for last year’s examinations was also reflected from the increased number of candidates who qualified for the SPM certificate.

15 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

State wants to promote literacy and reading from an early age

KUCHING: Parents at govern­ment hospitals and clinics through­out Sarawak will receive special reading kits for their newborns.

Rashidah (seated centre) showing learning materials under its Reading Seeds programme to Fatimah (right)
12 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Government open to views from private sector to enhance business climate, says CM

KUCHING: Having constant dialogues between the government and private sector is key to ensuring Sarawak’s economic development remain on the right track to become a developed state by 2030.

VIPs being greeted by a lion dance troupe upon their arrival.
10 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Digital economy hub driving S’wak’s tech agenda

KUCHING: The Digital Economy Hub located here will accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies for businesses and industries as Sarawak shift towards Industry 4.0.

Ambassadors from several Asean countries, watching children playing with high-tech gadgets at the Digital Economy Hub Sarawak at One Jaya Mall in Kuching. — Bernama
10 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Promote tourism on digital platforms’

KUCHING: Stakeholders must capitalise on digitalisation to promote tourism and remain competitive in the global market.

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah receiving a memento from Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi (right) after launching the Travel App at the Digital Tourism Forum 2018. —ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star
9 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Navy chief: Recruitment based on academic qualification and health

KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) does not have a recruitment quota.

Kamarulzaman (right) places the Pingat Jasa Malaysia on Warrant Officer II (Rtd) Frankey Siren during the presentation ceremony.
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Schools told to produce digital-savvy students

KUCHING: Schools must produce students who are adept in technology if Sarawak is to become a developed state.

St Joseph’s International School’s purpose-built campus cost RM9.5mil. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE /The Star
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Zahid: Managing perception vital to Barisan’s win

KUCHING: Managing public perception will be key for Barisan Nasional to win the general election, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Festive gathering: Dr Ahmad Zahid (centre) flanked by his wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis and Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian with other guests tossing a ‘yee sang’ during his Chinese New Year visit to Dr Sim’s residence.
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4 Mar 2018 | 3:45 PM

DPM: BN must change approach in managing public perception to gain votes

KUCHING: Barisan Nasional must change its approach in managing public perception to avoid a repeat of its calamity in the previous two general elections, which saw the ruling coalition lose its two-thirds majority.

3 Mar 2018 | 3:46 PM

Sarawak CM: We will examine laws dealing with apostasy among converts

KUCHING: Sarawak will examine its syariah laws to amend any weaknesses in dealing with apostasy cases involving Muslim converts.