Stephen Then

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21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Flood victims in northern Sarawak get cash aid

MIRI: The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in Putrajaya is making good on its promise to help flood victims in northern Sarawak hit by the December-to-March floods.

Crowds of natives in northern Sarawak receiving cash compensation for flood damages to their farms in the Niah community hall.
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

SUPP branches continue to serve

MIRI: Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) said service to the rakyat has not been compromised despite the party facing a probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at its party headquarters in state capital Kuching.

Members of the Tukau SUPP branch at a recent meeting. Secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting says service centres must still operate despite MACC probe on headquarters in Kuching.
19 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Enlist private doctors to combat diabetes? Why not?

MIRI: Politicians must think of ways to better the lives of the people by coming up with beneficial ideas or listen to good ones, like a suggestion by a medical doctor at a conference in Miri recently that private clinics be enlisted to help in the early detection of diabetes.

18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Land-rights group wants to register rural voters

MIRI: The Society for Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Sarawak (SCRIPS) wants to carry out an exercise to help register new voters in the remote parts of Sarawak.

Parishioners from St Joseph Cathedral Miri registering as new voters after Sunday mass at mobile booths set up by Rise of Sarawak Efforts.
17 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ugly habit leads to dirty works

MIRI: River pollution in Miri is so bad that the authorities may need to deploy workers to manually haul the household and industrial waste out of water to control the situation.

A badly-polluted river tributary in Miri District caused by rubbish dumping by villagers.
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘GPs should help combat diabetes’

MIRI: Doctors in private practice are urged to carry out free health screening regularly to detect cases of diabetes in their communities.

Dr Azman opening the 1st Borneo Diabetes Conference in Miri.
15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak native groups protest against controversial Land Bill

MIRI: Indigenous people from more than 10 social rights bodies held a protest in Bintulu against the passing of the Sarawak Land Code Amendment, which they said would erode their rights over the control of their ancestral land.

Showing their displeasure: More than 500 people from at least 10 social rights bodies protesting in Bintulu against the Sarawak Land Code Amendment passed by the State Assembly.
14 Jul 2018 | 2:18 PM

Over 500 hold street protest in Bintulu against Sarawak Land Code Amendment

MIRI: More than 500 natives protested in the streets of Bintulu town on Saturday (July 14) morning against the Sarawak Land Code Amendment that was passed on July 12 by the Sarawak State Assembly.

14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Natives to take to the streets of Bintulu today

MIRI: More indigenous groups are taking to the streets to voice their displeasure with the passing of the Sarawak Land Code (Amendment) Bill 2018.

Native groups protesting in Miri earlier this month against the proposed amendment to the Sarawak Land Code. — filepic
13 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rain brings relief for rural folk

MIRI: Three days of heavy rain helped provide clean water for more than a thousand people in interior Marudi district in northern Sarawak who were facing a water crisis.

A child walking past a murky pond near a Marudi longhouse where water is drawn for daily use. — Photo courtesy of SAM