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Nation 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Break seats into smaller units, says Chan

Sarawak wants its heavily-populated parliamentary and state constituencies to be redelineated into smaller units for development and progress to be channelled more effectively to the people.

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hilmi: Action on reps enough

Barisan Nasional should not go on a #8220;witch-hunt#8221; against the eight back-benchers who did not vote on a DAP motion at the Penang state assembly on Nov 21.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dollah: Merge with bigger firms

Small bumiputra contractors have been urged to merge with bigger companies to increase their competitiveness in getting contracts.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Solar and wind power to counter Bario fuel problem

Sarawak is seeking the help of Japanese experts in solar and wind power generation to overcome a crippling fuel-shortage problem faced by 10,000 natives in the Bario Highlands near the border of Kalimantan.

Nation 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Penang using other ways to curb social ills

Penang will not follow Perlis in imposing a night-to-dawn curfew on its young people, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Hilmi Yahaya. While the move to impose the curfew for youths aged 18 and below was made with good intention, it was not practical; especially when the young people needed to go out at night to work or study, he said.

Nation 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study to spur domestic growth

An inter-ministerial study will be carried out to boost domestic investments to further stimulate the country's economic growth.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sabah to ensure uniformity in Islamic family law

Existing Islamic law in Sabah does not require a Muslim man to seek his first wife#8217;s permission to marry again, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin said Thursday.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

State asks for radio weather forecasts

The Sarawak state government has asked the Meteorological Services Department to issue three-hourly weather forecasts over the radio as Sarawak braces for a possible worsening flood.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Centre to boost biotechnology

Sarawak will set up a #8220;technopreneur#8221; centre in Kuching soon to help develop biotechnology, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shoplifter rescued by armed friends

Shoppers and staff at a supermarket in Sandakan had a shock Thursday when over 20 men stormed into the premises to #8220;liberate#8221; their friend who had been apprehended for shoplifting.