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Talks in progress over Penan blockade

A group of about 130 semi-nomadic Penan settlers living along the Miri-Limbang border have staged a blockade along a timber road, alleging that logging operations have destroyed their water catchment reservoir.


Formation of new party inevitable, says Masing

Datuk Dr James Masing, one of the two who claimed to be the legal president of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), said the formation of a new party seems inevitable now that the Registrar of Societies had deregistered the party.


Shock and anger in both PBDS camps

Supporters of both camps of the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), aligned either to Datuk Daniel Tajem or Datuk Dr James Masing, Friday reacted to the ROS decision with mixed emotions; some with anger and frustration.


More cases of violence reported in Sarawak

A total of 177 cases of violence has been reported to One-Stop Crisis Centres (OSCC) at the four major hospitals in Sarawak in the first six months of this year, up from 149 in the corresponding period last year.


Travel rep: Tap Japanese yen to holiday abroad

Japan expects 17 million of its people to travel overseas next year and this should give Malaysia an opportunity to lure them here. Stating this, senior sales representative of the Malaysia Airlines office in Tokyo, Eiichi Shimada, said next year would be a boom year for Japanese international travellers if the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) did not return.


New roads to link coastal villages

The Sarawak government's efforts to bring coastal villages into the development mainstream will get a boost when the planned 675km coastal road network is completed by 2006.


Good news for schools in Sabah, Sarawak

All rural schools in Sarawak and Sabah will have electricity and running water by the end of next year, Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad said.


One killed in third clash within a week

An Indonesian labourer died after a violent confrontation between two groups of workers, believed to be from different provinces and working here at a major industrial estate located near the border with Brunei yesterday.


Labourer killed in fight

A 23-year-old labourer was killed and another seriously injured during a fight between two groups of Indonesians working in a factory at an industrial estate in Kuala Baram, Miri.


Most projects can be rescued, says ministry

The majority of abandoned housing projects in the country can be successfully rescued and revived and their reconstruction completed in about one year.