Putrajaya has approved RM5.5 billion for the construction of a 415km-long road from Sarawak all the way to the northern tip of Borneo in Sabah, Works Minister Baru Bian disclosed ahead of the Pakatan Harapan federal government’s first anniversary.
In an interview with several Borneo-based media, Baru said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had given the green light for the project connecting Long Lama to Lawas, and said it would benefit about one million people in the northern region of Sarawak.
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Kereta lumba Formula 1 Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid menarik perhatian ramai pengunjung di Festival Regatta Lepa Semporna.
Dipamerkan di Perpustakaan Negeri, Semporna daripada 24 sehingga 27 April, kereta tersebut diterbangkan khas oleh Petronas sebagai rakan kepada pasukan Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport untuk festival itu.
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Let’s start by sharing out some blame. Back in 2007 the EU set about enacting one of the world’s worst ever policies cloaked with ‘good intentions’, namely it’s Renewable Energy Directive that stated 20% of the bloc’s energy consumption should be produced from ‘renewable energy sources’ by 2020.
Renewable Energy was defined as including bio-fuel from sources such as soya, palm oil and the rest. In terms of tackling climate change there could hardly have been a more counter-productive measure and the decision owed to what must go down as one of the most evil and cynical lobbying exercises in history.
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KUCHING: Sarawak will be the first state in Malaysia to teach Mathematics and Science in English in its primary schools soon.
Maszlee said the Sarawak state government had agreed that English will be used to teach Mathematics and Science, in line with what Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad had earlier suggested.
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Eight secondary schools from Sabah and two from Federal Territory of Labuan are among 50 schools competing in Yayasan Petronas’ All About Youth 2019 (AAY 2019)–a programme for Malaysian students to become agents of change by transforming their ideas into powerful solutions.
The competition, involving Form Two and Form Four students, carry the theme “Reducing Carbon Emissions for a Better Future”. Other participating schools are from Sarawak, Terengganu, Melaka, and Johor.
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KUCHING: Sarawak government is committed to empowering women with the ultimate aim of seeing women striking a balance between work and family.
In stating this, Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said women more often than not faced hurdles to gaining the necessary seed money to put their business ideas into reality.
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MIRI: Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department firefighters are using huge mechanical pumps to draw water in order to “create” floods to contain the forest fires in Kuala Baram district in northern Sarawak.
Bomba Miri and Bomba Lopeng stations have deployed dozens of personnel plus their mobile pumps and are working 24 hours non-stop to snuff out the hot spots.
Continue reading Sarawak Bomba flooding forest to contain fire in Kuala Baram
MIRI: At least 25 longhouses in the interior Marudi district in northern Sarawak have been hit by prolonged drought.
Located along the Tutoh-Apoh area, the longhouses have been without clean water supply as it has not rained for several weeks.
Continue reading Sarawak drought sees many go without water
Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMSB), which is the sole cement supplier and manufacturer in Sarawak, is open for other players to participate in the market there.
“We are a monopoly currently, but it’s an open market. Anyone can come in and supply cement in Sarawak. But, right now, we are the sole cement manufacturer,” said CMSB CEO Datuk Isaac Lugun.
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KUCHING: Coffee production in Sarawak which currently stands at 256kg per ha is low, compared with the average national yield of 3.9 tonne per ha.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this low yield per hectare was due to many factors, including logistics, environment, type of beans planted and lack of expertise.
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