Stephen Then

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23 Feb 2018 | 1:12 PM

200 workers left homeless after factory fire destroys their quarters

MIRI: Some 200 workers at a factory in Samalaju Industrial Estate in northern Sarawak were left homeless after a fire destroyed six blocks of their housing quarters.

23 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Top guns linked to Miri seat

MIRI: Mayor Adam Yii who is Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) information chief is cautiously optimistic that Barisan Nasional can regain the Miri parliamentary seat.

Yii (centre, in dark suit) meeting 2018 Miri Marathon organising committee members. — STEPHEN THEN/The Star
22 Feb 2018 | 9:08 PM

Elderly American sailor swims to safety after boat capsizes

LIMBANG: An elderly American sailor managed to swim to safety after his boat capsized on the Limbang River.

22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tough act to bring political rivals together

North View - By Stephen Then
DISCUSSIONS on seat allocation among Sarawak Barisan Nasional component parties for the coming parliamentary elections that will coincide with the 14th general election is going to be a thorny affair.

The late Adenan (centre) had initiated efforts to bring UPP leaders like Wong (left) and SUPP’s Datuk Lee Kim Shin together. — filepic
22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Visually impaired being robbed blind

KUCHING: An elderly blind man here is appealing to criminals to stop victimising the community.

Oyo lost his welfare card when thieves broke into his house. — STEPHEN THEN /The Star
20 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Police arrest 21 for cock-fighting

MIRI: Gamblers taking part in cock-fighting are going deeper into jungle hideouts to carry out their illicit activities.

One of the makeshift cock-fighting venues busted by Sarawak police
19 Feb 2018 | 12:12 PM

Car driver killed after vehicle slams into lorry on Pan Borneo Highway

MIRI: A car crashed into a palm oil tanker with so much force on the Tatau-Bintulu section of the Pan Borneo Highway here Tuesday that half of the vehicle was wedged beneath the tanker.

A saloon car with its front portion rammed beneath a tanker carrying palm oil at the Tatau-Bintulu portion of the Pan Borneo highway.
19 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Unlucky start to the lunar new year for some in Sarawak

MIRI: The Year of the Dog made a fierce entry with three fires reported around the region.

Four shops were razed by fire in Bintangor.
18 Feb 2018 | 1:18 PM

Shoplots razed in Lawas and Bintangor fires

MIRI: It was a fiery start to the "Year of the Dog" for folks in Lawas and Bintangor in Sarawak.

15 Feb 2018 | 2:04 PM

5.9 tonnes of food aid airlifted to remote areas of Sarawak

MIRI: Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in Miri airlifted another 5.9 tonnes of food aid on Thursday morning for remote villagers who continue to face land travelling woes due to bad road conditions caused by the recent floods.

Some 2.8 tonnes were delivered by Bomba helicopter from the Miri base to Long Aton and another 3.1 tonnes were sent to Long Puah. - Bomba pic