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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.

Man held in double suicide attempt

Police arrested a 38-year-old labourer who was involved in a botched double suicide attempt with his pregnant 15-year-old daughter Saturday.

Ex-soldier to run across Sabah and Sarawak

Former soldier Nasir Abas, the first Malaysian to run solo around Peninsular Malaysia, is all set to attempt his second feat #8211; a solo marathon across Sabah and Sarawak covering a distance of about 2,250km.

Penans living longer due to better lifestyle

The mortality rate of the Penan community in Sarawak has been reduced significantly, said Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg.

Sarawak to allay tourists’ fear of SARS

The Sarawak tourism industry is mounting an aggressive campaign to correct the wrong perception of the state arising from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), said state Tourism Minister Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Police launch manhunt for kidnappers of Sarawakian

Police have launched a manhunt to track down a group of kidnappers who released their victim over the weekend after holding him hostage for 11 months and asking for RM5mil in ransom.

Arbitrators to deal with housing woes

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has appointed five professionals to act as arbitrators for the National Housing Tribunal to ensure faster disposal of cases filed by disgruntled house buyers.

Don't share cups, longhouse folk told

Sarawak has issued a health warning to rural and longhouse communities to stop the traditional practice of sharing cups.

Signs of victory in Sarawak's anti-vice war

The aggressive and unrelenting approach used by the state to curb excessive drinking, gambling and cock-fights among Dayaks is bearing fruit.

RM10m eco-park to tackle problems

THE state will set up a RM10mil ecological park in the densely populated Sungai Maong area here, said Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk William Mawan Ikom.