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Sarawak declares red alert over dengue outbreak

Sarawak's State Ministry of Environment and Public Health has sounded the red alert following an explosion of dengue cases, with about 10 new hospital admissions in Miri City alone every day.

Six kidnappers held after ransom paid

MIRI: Six members of a notorious gangster group, including a woman, have been arrested after they kidnapped three youths here and obtained ransom money from one of the victim's brother.

Xmas, 1Malaysia style

MIRI: More than 5,000 people from all walks of life gathered for a Christmas parade in grand style here in what is truly a 1Malaysia spirit.

Aid for storm victims

KUCHING: More than 80 residents whose homes were damaged in a storm in June received compassionate payment totalling RM58,600 from the National Security Council.

Better medical care for Ulu Baram Penans

LONG KEVOK (Ulu Baram): The people here are getting better and more efficient basic healthcare and medical services after the Health Ministry improved the facilities at the Long Kevok Clinic, located 350km inland by timber road from Miri.

Focus on remote SK Long Lamei due to high absentee and dropout rates

BARAM: The happy faces of the Penan children lining up near the jetty at Sekolah Kebangsaan Long Lamei instantly cheered up the visitors after a 10-hour journey from Miri.

‘Sibu’ olive in high demand

SIBU: Sibu is heaven for fruit-lovers, especially in the months of November and December. We are talking about the annual exodus of a wide variety of exotic fruits from Sibu and its surrounding areas, particularly from the rural towns of Kanowit, Song and Kapit.

Adding beauty to Borneo

KUCHING: Student Livonia Ricky, 18, impressed the judges sufficiently to be crowned Miss Borneo Beautiful 2009 at the inaugural pageant's finale here recently.

RM3bil project between Sabah and Sarawak reaches advanced stages

LONG KEVOK (Ulu Baram): Jungle-clearing and road construction work for the RM3bil transboundary Petronas pipeline project between Sarawak and Sabah have begun.

Penans proclaim 163,000ha in Baram as nature reserve

MIRI: A group of 200 Penans has declared 163,000ha of forest in Upper Baram as a Penan peace park, claimed the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), a Swiss-based environment movement.