SARAWAKSaturday, May 18, 2013
KUCHING: PRS president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing wants a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak concerning the party’s disappointment over the appointment of its MPs as Federal ministers.
MIRI: “Oh no, not again!” SUPP president Datuk Seri Peter Chin said in reaction to a sudden renewal of speculations by certain quarters that SUPP is facing doom in the hands of the Registrar of Societies (ROS) which has not even issued any show-cause letter to the party.
KUCHING: Newly appointed Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot said he was a minister for all Malaysians despite coming from a minority ethnic group the Bidayuh.
KUCHING: It was a bitter-sweet celebration for PRS last night as the party struggled to deal with the less-than-ideal posts given to it in the new Federal Cabinet while trying to savour its clean sweep in the recent 13th general election.
SIBU: The opposition was suspected of having moved votes to Pelawan state constituency for the 13th general election, thus causing the defeat of SUPP candidate, Vincent Lau Lee Ming.
KUCHING: Datuk Joseph Salang (pic) stands firm by his decision not to accept the Tourism Deputy Minister’s post, saying that it would not serve the pressing needs of the Dayaks well.
KUCHING: MCA and Gerakan’s refusal to accept any position in the new Cabinet can be deemed as going against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Barisan Nasional’s policy.
KUCHING: Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri pledged to work doubly hard to prove her internal and external critics wrong on her appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
KUCHING: The appointment of two women from Sarawak as federal ministers was recognition of their leadership abilities, said Datuk Fatimah Abullah.
KUCHING: The Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) has become the first local authority in the state to sign the Corporate Integrity Pledge introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
KUCHING: A local bank has refunded RM25,000 to its client for unauthorised transfer of money to another bank after the Financial Mediation Bureau (FMB) intervened.
MIRI: Five student ambassadors from John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) at Curtin University Sarawak recently treated 80 Penans who had dental problems at Long Lamam in Baram.
KUCHING: SPDP will appeal to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to include its MPs in the Federal Cabinet.
SIBU: The public library here registered a decrease in senior membership last year.
KUCHING: The Land and Survey Department has been urged to actively engage online social media to disseminate information about its policies in simple language.
KUCHING: The city centre here should not only be a tourism hub but a vibrant place for folk to enjoy.
KUCHING: The new extension of Kuching Waterfront, a restoration and reclamation project, is a continuation of the existing waterfront esplanade, spanning a distance of approximately one kilometre from the Grand Magheritta Hotel.
KUCHING: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has welcomed the appointment of Datuk Richard Riot Jaem as the Human Resources Minister, saying it should augur well for the betterment of workers.
MIRI: Desperate parents, Francis Goh Sing Kui and Wong Yoke Ing, sought public donations recently as they could not afford to send their 13-year-old son, Goh Xue Qian, to a Singapore government hospital to take out a cancerous growth in his lung.
MIRI: Two bodies have been found buried at a construction site in the city.
SIBU: The Jalan RTM murder trial continued in the High Court here with Senior Investigating Officer of the Crime Investigation Department from the Central Police Station, ASP Yeoh Chun Shyan, giving his testimony.
KUCHING: Safety awareness among builders and contractors is not high enough, said Sarawak Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Association deputy secretary James Ha.