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Sarawak to get fire-fighting aircraft, says Kong

KUCHING: Plans are afoot for Sarawak to have a fire-fighting aircraft under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

Penans declare 163,000ha in Baram their peace park

About 200 Penans have declared 163,000ha of remote jungle in upper Baram, Sarawak, as their peace park to protect their way of life, according to the Swiss-based environmental movement, Bruno Manser Fund (BMF).

Curtin urged to start energy-saving project

MIRI: Sarawak Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication Datuk Dr Lee Kim Shin wants Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Curtin Sarawak) to start a pilot project aimed at achieving higher energy efficiency at the campus.

Jilted man nabbed after he abducts, confines woman

A lovelorn man - jilted by the young woman he had been pursuing for two years - was arrested after he stalked, abducted and confined her in a futile attempt to win her heart.

Taxpayers demand answers on govt allocations for projects

MIRI: The taxpayers of Sarawak want a full disclosure of govern­ment allocations for develop­ment projects and their disbursement.

Mass retrenchment fears in Sarawak Shell

MIRI: Employees of oil-giant Sarawak Shell are seeking Government intervention in an impending large-scale retrenchment exercise.

Billions siphoned - Sarawak govt steps in

MIRI: The Sarawak Cabinet has ordered an internal investigation into claims made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that up to 60% of government allocations - running into billions of ringgit - meant for vital infrastructure projects between 2002 and 2008 have been misappropriated.

Soldiers use might and muscle to build Bailey Bridges in Bakelalan

BAKELALAN: A group of dedicated and hardy soldiers are risking lives and limbs in the rain-battered mountains of the Bakelalan highlands near the Sarawak-Kalimantan border to construct mobile steel bridges across raging rivers to enable 5,000 isolated rural folks to be linked to the outside world.

International NGO sees red over 'green projects'

MIRI: A London-based organisation wants the international community and governments to stop classifying energy-production projects as 'green' if such projects affect the lives of native communities.

S’wak orders probe on alleged funds misappropriation

The Sarawak Cabinet has ordered an internal investigations into claims made by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that up to 60 percent of Government allocations for vital infrastructure projects in this state between 2002 and 2008 had been misappropriated by certain quarters responsible for handling these projects.