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Expedite Pan-Borneo Highway project, PWD told

The Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to expedite the construction of the stretch of the Pan-Borneo Highway linking Sarawak and Sabah by-passing Brunei as it is crucial for the development of the tourism market in the states.

Tourism plan to cushion impact of war and SARS

The National Tourism Development Council has drawn up a three-prong strategy to cushion the country#8217;s tourism industry from the impact of the US-Iraq war and the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) disease worldwide.

RMAF jet blows tyre, skids off runway

A fighter jet belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force skidded on the runway of the Kuching International Airport here, yesterday.

Sarawak rivers lose their fish to pollution

The inland fish population in riverine systems in Sarawak has dwindled considerably due to water pollution, said state Minister for Environment and Public Health Datuk William Mawan Ikom.

MAS to fly direct to Balikpapan

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will launch direct flight services from Kuching to Balikpapan City in neighbouring Kalimantan in Indonesia in May.

SPDP to look into social ills caused by migration

The Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), worried about the increasing social problems caused by rapid rural-urban migration, has directed members to go to interior communes to try and halt the problem.

Illness bugs flights to Hong Kong

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) or atypical pneumonia has affected Malaysia Airlines flights, Transport Ministry Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said.

Moggie mum on calls to stay as PBDS head

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) president Datuk Amar Leo Moggie remains non-committal to calls for him to reconsider his retirement and for September's triennial delegates conference (TDC) to be postponed.

Tie-up with NZ institute on food and hospitality sector

Sarawak, which is adopting several New Zealand models in its tourism development, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to develop the food and hospitality sector.

Masing eyes top post in PBDS

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak#8217;s (PBDS) information chief Datuk Dr James Masing, backed by eight of the party#8217;s 14 elected representatives, has announced he will run for the president#8217;s post in the coming party election.