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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.

Open up logging zones, urge groups

MIRI: Concerned groups want the Sarawak Government to open up the timber concession zones and stop timber giants from having total control over these areas - home to thousands of natives.

Moon sighting for Hari Raya fixed for Sept 19

Sept 19 has been fixed for the sighting of the moon to determine the date for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal announced in a statement, Saturday.

The rape of young Penan girls

Allegations of Penan girls and women being raped and molested by timber company workers in the Baram district in Sarawakhave been confi rmed to be true.

Provide more info, ministry told

MIRI: The Sarawak police cannot nail the loggers who raped and sexually abused Penan girls and women unless the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry can provide detailed information that can lead to their arrest.

Kindness in the jungles

BELAGA: The poor and hungry in the deep interior of Sarawak willingly share whatever food they can find with those who are even poorer and hungrier than they are in a heart-warming demonstration of comradeship and kindness even in the midst of sufferings.

WWII bomb detonated

MIRI: A Second World War bomb that was found buried at Kampung Pasir Lutong, about 12km from here, has been detonated by the police bomb disposal unit.