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Rural folk benefit, too

The rapid pace of socio-economic development in urban Miri has also brought tremendous benefits to the people living in the outskirts, including the natives living in farming settlements 60km from the city.


Keep cost of living low

A land of opportunity and good prospects for trade - that is the way an enterprising businesswoman involved in a host of industries describes Miri.


Preserve the natural beauty

ITS glorious beaches, green parks and artistic landscaping are the things Ann Pamela Heng loves most about Miri.


Thousands to witness Miri’s elevation to resort city status

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to come here over the next few days for celebrations in conjunction with the elevation of Miri to a resort city on Friday.


‘Human ‘values are ‘important’

The Sarawak government wants to see more hospice facilities set up to care for the terminally ill, as well as better public amenities to cater for disabled people in rapidly developing urban centres in the state, especially in this soon-to-be city.


Minister to check on anti-fire operations

With northern Sarawak facing a dry spell, the risk of peat fires occurring has risen, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.


Miri town set to become resort city next month

Miri town - Sarawak's oil capital - is set to be elevated to resort-city status next month.


There is a hindrance, but an exemption is sought

THE Selangor government is backing Petaling Jaya's application to be accorded city status.


Ministry’s criteria for city status

·It must be a state's centre of administration.


Some hot on idea, others cold towards it

B>F/B>IFTY years ago, Petaling Jaya was a small residential place. Most of it was rubber and palm oil estates and tin-mining areas.