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Nation 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grand launch of Gawai Dayak celebrations in Sibu

A spectacular fireworks display and colourful cultural extravaganza thrilled tens of thousands of people at the national-level Gawai Dayak Open House at the Town Square here last night.

Nation 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gawai joy goes up in flames for Dayaks

The Gawai Dayak has been a fiery affair this year, as a spate of fires has left many families in the state homeless.

Nation 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak minister's father dies

The father of Sarawak Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh died at the Sibu Hospital early yesterday.

Nation 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Police find RM1m machinery making pirated and porno VCDs

Acting on the directive to wipe out the sale and distribution of pirated and pornographic video compact discs (VCDs) nationwide, police found a factory in a chicken farm, near here, with high-technology machines worth more than RM1mil.

Nation 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dayaks in last-minute rush home for Gawai

Many Dayaks on a last-minute I>balik kampung/Irush for the harvest festival have been turned away at the wharf of the express boat service at Muara Tabuan here.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak kicks off celebrations

As Sarawak kicked off its ruby jubilee celebrations in a colourful ceremony, it also paid tribute to former leaders who fought for the state#8217;s independence.

Nation 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Students cheat death in crash, but two drivers killed

A group of 37 secondary school students travelling from Miri to Sibu on Friday had a lucky escape when their school bus crashed head-on with a car-hauling trailer.

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kedah to bill Govt over lost timber revenue

The Kedah government will seek reimbursement for projected losses in profits from the ban on logging near the Pedu Dam forest reserve area, which was announced by the Cabinet recently.

Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak giving out masks at entry points

The 200-odd Sarawakians arriving at the airport here daily have been given face masks to prevent any spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.

Nation 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Those with symptoms may have to forgo festival

Dayaks working in countries affected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) who intend to return home for the Gawai celebration next month may have to forgo it.