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Middle Baram flooded again

MIRI: The middle Baram region in interior northern Sarawak has been hit by another round of floods, the second within a month to hit the same region.

Villagers unhappy with foreign drivers

MIRI: Local native villagers in interior Sarawak have expressed worries that foreigners, such as Indonesian workers in timber camps and plantations, are being allowed to be drivers of land vehicles and boats in the deep interior pockets of this state even though they are not qualified to do so.

Improving public services

MIRI: There is an urgent need to come out with a comprehensive solution in order to improve the public bus services for the cities and towns in Sarawak.

Great food with a panoramic view

MIRI: For a steamboat meal with a view, head to Meritz Hotel’s Sky Garden Outdoor Dining here.

Spreading festive joy

MIRI: Special Cash Sweep ushered in Chinese New Year by holding its annual charity event at the Grand Palace Hotel here last weekend.

Flash floods hit Bintulu

BINTULU: A sudden, unforeseen emergency evacuation had to be carried out at residential estates along the Mile 5 Bintulu-Miri section of the Pan Borneo highway in northern Sarawak during the wee hours of yesterday morning after flash floods brought more than a metre of water into the houses of at least 25 families living in low-lying areas.

Public urged to help clean up mosquito-breeding grounds

MIRI: There is a danger that the constant heavy rain in recent weeks may have resulted in new mosquito breeding grounds mushrooming all over Miri City and its surroundings.

Bangladeshi workers expected this month

KUCHING: A first batch of Bangladeshi workers for the plantation industry is expected to be brought into Sarawak this month, according to Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.

Rahman – the needy’s best friend

MIRI: The “down-to-earth, people-first” leadership style of the late Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub has won the hearts of not only the Barisan Nasional leaders and the rakyat, but also the leaders of the opposition parties.

Jamal is new archdeacon of Kuching Diocese

SIBU: Vicar of St John’s Church Sibu Reverend Canon Jamal Senada has been appointed the new archdeacon of The Northern Archdeaconry in The Diocese of Kuching and Negara Brunei Darulsalam.