Yu Ji

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15 Jun 2016 | 12:32 PM

Sarawak to woo China and private sector to boost tourism

KUCHING: The Sarawak Government is reaching out to China and the private sector to grow tourism, which saw a drop of 7% in foreign arrivals last year compared to 2014.

13 Jun 2016 | 4:51 PM

Not sure if Sarawak still BN 'fixed deposit' in GE14, says SUPP's Dr Sim

KUCHING: Sarawak will cease to be a "fixed deposit" for the Barisan Nasional if on-going autonomy talks fail, says SUPP president Senator Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Filepix of Dr Sim (left) having a discussion with Adenan during the recent state elections in Kuching
9 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Parts of school in Sarawak collapse into river

BETONG (Sarawak): A nursery, classrooms and a surau of SK Kampung Buda in Spaoh, 58km from here, collapsed and disappeared into the Saribas River in a pre-dawn incident.

All that’s left: Erosion at the riverbank caused parts of SK Kampung Buda in Spaoh to collapse and disappear into the Saribas River.
9 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Nine party-less assemblymen want to join PBB

KUCHING: Nine party-less Barisan Nasional-friendly assemblymen are adamant about joining Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).

Dr Jerip (in blue shirt) said ‘all layers of society’ in his Bengoh constituency would have to be consulted on the tricky situation. — filepic
8 Jun 2016 | 8:30 AM

Adenan speaks of grandson killed in car accident

KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has finally spoken up about the death of his grandson, 22-year-old Azreal Mahmud, over a week after a fatal accident near his home at Santubong, about 30km from here.

6 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Sri Aman rides the wave of natural phenomenon

For a small town in rural Sarawak, Sri Aman, which means peace in Malay, certainly has a lot of history. Until 1980, Sri Aman was Simanggang.

Opening day at Fort Alice Museum in Sri Aman, about 200km from Kuching. The fort was restored at RM5mil over about 30 months.
2 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

Harvesting of crocodiles and eggs in Sarawak proposed

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is proposing to harvest around 500 saltwater crocodiles and some 2,500 of their eggs from the wild in Sarawak every year.

1 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM

A slow start

IN politics, the notion of a first 100-day report is common. Usually, winners will try to implement at least some of the most important cornerstones of their campaigns within the first 100 days.

A filepic showing auxiliary policemen marching past the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly complex in Kuching. Currently, the Assembly is only in session for about two weeks for the entire year.
31 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Rare giant plant blooms

KUCHING: Last weekend, Mount Singai was teeming with activity. Some were there for Sunday church services, others to exercise and a significant number were looking for a rare plant that was going viral on social media.

30 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak launches first fig garden

KUCHING: Sarawak’s first ever fig garden was launched here with the aim to grow the fruit trees to feed birds, including the state’s mascot, the hornbill.

Going green: Sudarsono planting a fig tree during the launch of the garden, comprising food trees for birds like the hornbill.