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Lower entry requirement to address worker shortage

KUCHING: Lowering the technical education entry requirement for Sarawakians and Sabahans is the right thing to do as the shortage of skilled workers is a long-standing problem.

Institute entry rules relaxed

KUCHING: Entry requirements for Sarawakian and Sabahan school leavers into technical education institutes have been lowered.

Food, fuel supply lines affected

MIRI: The movement of people, goods, food and fuel supplies along the border boundaries – between Limbang in Sarawak and Brunei, and between Lawas in northernmost district of Sarawak and Sabah – has suffered constant interruptions due to the current floods that hit the region starting early this week.

More wheels for Bomba

KUCHING: The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) will beef up its logistics to enhance its capabilities in responding to emergencies, including floods.

No solution yet to subsidised rice shortage

SIBU: There is no solution yet to the acute shortage of subsidised rice to the central region though the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister has indicated that he will look into the matter.

Baram all set for court battle

MIRI: It will be an interesting “date” in the Miri High Court at the end of the month when the Baram folk in northern Sarawak will have their chance to use legal avenues to fight the proposed construction of the RM4bil Baram Dam project.

Lai wins top Curtin award

MIRI: A lecturer at Curtin University Sarawak has done the campus proud after being recognised by Curtin Australia as being one of the best teachers in the Australian university’s chain of campuses worldwide.

Arrogant and foolish

The French were only asking for trouble by defending their ‘freedom of speech’.

Wong is new Sheda president

KUCHING: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) has elected Joseph Wong Kee Liong as its president for the 2015-2018 term during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).

Drivers on rural roads face daily risks of floods and landslides

MIRI: Travelling by land into ulu Sarawak has become fraught with dangers, with daily risks of landslides, erosion of timber roads, and flash floods that can cut off entire stretches of roads and turn them into rivers of mud after just a short downpour.