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Nation 21 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Miri celebrates city status in style

It was a simple ceremony but yet one of the most important for Sarawak and Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud when this municipality was declared a city on Friday.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Share the treasures

Ask hotelier Allen Robinson what he thinks of the unique blend of multi-culturalism and diverse natural attractions found in northern Sarawak and he will tell you it is 'one heck of a combination'.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

He has seen it all

Miri's growth accelerated in the 1980s and this coincided with the time Barisan Nasional wrestled control of the constituency here.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

A fortress for Barisan

Journalists based in Miri have a distinct advantage over their counterparts working in the rest of Sarawak when it comes to planning for a holiday during an election year.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

A happening place since ancient times

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud set out a target in 1985 to turn Miri into a city within 20 years and today the vision has been realised.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Land of opportunities

Madeline Nguh ak Sambang, 56, who saw the transformation of Miri, said that before 1980, only the expatriates working with Shell enjoyed the good life while the majority of the locals had to struggle and toil for survival.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreword on Miri elevating to City status

By Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Learn from the past

THE youngsters must be taught about the hardship and sufferings of the past so that they will appreciate what they enjoy today.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Continue with the balanced growth

Driving in Miri 30 years ago was like moving about in a cowboy town, with roads being flanked by oil-drilling machines called 'donkeys', remembers Ahmad bin Dus, 48.

Nation 20 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Miri's most famous son bullish about city

Just as Miri has come of age and reached maturity in development, Taib has risen to the pinnacle of his political career - as the country's longest serving Chief Minister as he is into his 24th year in office - and still going strong.