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RM65mil for the poor must also go to Penans: Minister

Some RM65mil in Federal Government allocations has been spent by the Sarawak Agriculture Modernisation Ministry to help poor rural farmers in the state, and the Penans must also benefit from these funds, said its minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

Curtin Sarawak student tops in essay contest

MIRI: An entry entitled i>New Perspective Towards Future Global Threat: Water /i>earned Lim Yii Mei the top prize in a technical essay-writing competition organised in conjunction with the recent National Chemical Engineers Symposium.

Manpower programme trainees receive certs

MIRI: The first batch of trainees under the Government's Manpower Training Requirement Programme for the Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy completed their training recently at Curtin University of Technology (Curtin Sarawak) here.

Sarawak signs pact with South Korean foundation

KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korea-based Andong Festival Tourism Foundation (AFTF) to facilitate greater co-operation in festival and tourism promotions.

Anuar is VP for Shell Upstream

KUALA LUMPUR: The Shell Group has appointed Mohd Anuar Taib vice-president, Malaysia, for Shell Upstream International Asia effective Sept 23.

Penans get their land in ‘peace deal’

MIRI: A 'peace deal' to end protests and blockades by the Penans against timber operators has resulted in the state government agreeing to acknowledge that the natives have a right to their own land.

Timber blockades: Sarawak govt and Penans agree to deal (Update)

The Sarawak government has a reached a peace agreement with the Penans in interior Sarawak to end protests and blockades in timber concession areas.

Penans erect more blockades, stage protests

More protests and blockades have flared up all over Sarawak following escalating land disputes between natives with the state government and timber and oil palm companies.

‘Assure safety of Penan rape victims’

A women's rights organisation in Sarawak is worried about the safety and daily welfare of the Penan rape victims living in isolated settlements in the far reaches of interior Sarawak.

Pirate taxis identified in six towns in Sarawak

KUCHING: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has identified six towns in Sarawak with pirate taxis operating rampantly, including those that offer transport to Brunei and Kalimantan.