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Barely a few months after internal strife brought down the Sarawak National Party (SNAP), similar problems have flared up in northern Sarawak; this time involving two leaders of the newly-formed Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).
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.
SARAWAK-BASED Naim Cendera Sdn Bhd, which is working towards a listing on the KLSE, is engaging a Japanese consultant to implement total quality management (TQM) system in its construction projects.
The state governments of Sabah and Sarawak should each set up a housing tribunal similar to the National Housing Tribunal to provide a quick and cheaper avenue for house buyers to resolve their grouses.
Native children in Bakun, who were among 10,000 people relocated to the Sungai Asap Resettlement scheme four years ago to make way for the RM6bil hydroelectric dam project, are achieving better results in public examinations now.
The Federal Government has promised Sarawak bigger allocations under the Eighth Malaysia Plan mid-term review to fund its tourism infrastructure development.
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.
The Sarawak Forestry Department and the National Parks and Wildlife Department have imposed a four-month ban on the harvesting and collection of edible bird's nest in the prehistoric Niah caves.
The state authorities have been urged to settle all outstanding land claims and monetary compensation with the relocated Bakun folk as soon as possible as some of them have waited almost five years for payment.
The Housing and Local Government Ministry wants all state governments to settle their outstanding loans owed to the ministry, which runs into millions of ringgit.