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Nation 26 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Penans puzzled by outbreak of measles

The Penans in Bakun are bewildered over the measles outbreak that has killed 14 of them and put 35 in hospital.

Nation 27 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

MP regrets deaths of 14 Penans from measles

The deaths of 13 Penan children and an adult in a measles outbreak in Sungai Urun, Belaga district, recently, 'should not have happened at all', said an elected representative.

Nation 28 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Measles deaths a 'wake-up call'

The tragic deaths of 14 Penans in Sungai Urun, Belaga district, from measles is a #8220;frightening wake-up call#8221; to everyone, said an environmental watchdog group.

Nation 29 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Four Penans from Bakun hospitalised with measles

Four more Penans - two adults and two children - from the Sungai Asap Resettlement Scheme in Bakun have been admitted to the Bintulu Hospital with measles.

Nation 30 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

PBB won't take in reps from defunct PBDS

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the main party in the state Barisan Nasional, will not take in the five elected representatives from the deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) who have yet to join a party.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Road blocks

BELAGA resident Hasbi Awang Radin is hoping for a tarred road to Bintulu. Lawas Sarawak Progressive Demo-cratic Party (SPDP) chairman Yong Kah Sing is hoping for a road linking his town and Miri. Former State Local Government Minister. And Telang Usan assemblyman Datuk Seri Joseph Balan Seling wants a road from Bario to Lawas.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Plans afoot

MALAYSIA Airlines' Rural Air Services has been around for more than 30 years, working to connect isolated communities. The service also works closely with hospitals in cases of medical emergencies, flying doctors and medical supplies about and even carrying out medical evacuations of seriously ill patients.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Reaching  into the interior

The recent tragedy of deaths caused by an outbreak of measles in the interior of Sarawak underlines how isolated communities in that vast state can be. ELIZABETH LOOI finds out just how difficult it is to connect such communities to the outside world when she takes a trip with Malaysia Airlines' Rural Air Services into the interior.

Nation 01 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Flying doc service covers 13 Penan settlements

Thirteen Penan settlements in the Belaga district are being served by the flying doctor service operated by the Sarawak Health Department.

Nation 03 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Two Penan kids suspected of having measles

Another two Penan children with suspected measles have been admitted to the Bintulu Hospital for treatment.