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‘RM3.4 Bln Spent On Tg Manis Devt Since 1990s’
Type: News
Date: 05/12/2018

Len Talif hits the gong to mark the start of TMP’s 10th anniversary celebration. SIBU: The federal and Sarawak governments have spent more than RM3.4 billion in infrastructure to support the development of Tanjung Manis since 1990s. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said public amenities and infrastructure facilities such as airport, seaport, roads, telecommunication system, power plant and water supply would be upgraded to meet demand in support of all the industries in Tanjung Manis. “With the development of Tanjung Manis Economic Growth Area (T-MEGA), the hinterland will generate mixed cargo ranging from bulk cargo such as fertilisers, fish meals, CPO (crude palm oil), palm kernel extract, palm kernel shell, processed fish products as ...


Students Urged To Acquire Additional Language For Better Career Opportunities
Type: News
Date: 02/10/2018

Lee hands the mock cheque for RM12, 000 to Huang (second right) witnessed by Tang (third left), members of the school management, teachers and students MIRI: Students should seize the opportunity to learn additional language because by doing so they are able to have better career opportunities in the future. Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin opined that apart from the national language and their mother tongue, it is always advantageous to learn an extra language. “The world is now closer than ever, thanks to technology advancement. Thus, it is essential for them (young ones) to learn an extra language if they hope to pursue a career outside of the country,” said Lee when presenting MRP (minor rural project) grant  to ...


Long Lama Bridge Set To Change Economic Landscape Of Baram
Type: News
Date: 25/08/2018

The Long Lama Bridge under construction. LONG LAMA, Baram: The Long Lama Bridge which is under construction will change the economic landscape of Long Lama and Telang Usan as well as Baram when completed. Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said the bridge is one of the infrastructure projects implemented under Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative. “To what level will be the impact of the bridge, that we will have to wait and see.  But my answer is definitely ‘yes’. The bridge will change the mood of our people. I believe more locals will have a new lease of life due to  the effect of economic dynamism such as going into modern farming,” he said. Dennis further said that the community in Baram would be able to move ...


‘Change Negative Perception Of Vocational Education’
Type: News
Date: 18/08/2018

Zulkarnain (centre) presents a trophy to a winner while director of Sibu Vocational College Musthafa Sepawi looks on. SIBU: The negative perception that vocational education is only for those who cannot excel academically ought to be changed. “I hope that Technical and Vocation Education and Training (Tvet) can change this negative perception so that Sarawak will have competitive local manpower contributing to the development of the country,” said Sibu acting district officer Zulkarnain Ismail. He was speaking at the closing of a state-level KV Skills competition at Sibu Vocational College yesterday when representing Sibu Resident Charles Siaw. Zulkarnain also said Tvet can be the agent of change in building up human capital and providing sufficient local ...


‘Positive Growth Despite Uncertain World Economy’
Type: News
Date: 10/07/2018

Taib inspects a guard-of-honour during the opening ceremony of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting. KUCHING: Sarawak continues to show positive economic growth despite the uncertain world economic environment. According to Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Sarawak’s economic growth rate rose from 2.3 per cent in 2016 to 4.7 per cent in 2017. “Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita increased from RM44,000 in 2016 to RM46,000 in 2017. Export value also increased from RM77 billion in 2016 to RM96 billion in 2017. “The rate of poverty was reduced from 0.9 per cent in 2014 to 0.6 per cent in 2016 while unemployment rate was sustained at a low level, less than 4.0 per cent.” Sarawak’s economic development, he ...


International Company Keen To Set Up Oil Refinery In Lawas
Type: News
Date: 28/04/2018

  Abang Johari ,accompanied by (from left) State Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Awang Asfia Awang Nassar, Awang Tengah and State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Abdul Ghani, laying the foundation brick of the RM50 million Centexs Lawas Campus project.     LAWAS: A Hong Kong-based company has expressed interest to set up an oil refinery plant here after carrying out a feasibility study on the project. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed that he had received a letter from the company two months ago stating its interest. He said this at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the RM 50 million Centre of Technical Excellence (Centexs) Lawas campus in Banting, Lawas yesterday. “I have received the letter two months ago ...


CM: S’wak Needs To Reduce Use Of Non-Renewable Energy
Type: News
Date: 11/04/2018

Abang Johari (second right) scans his palm to launch the Ises 2018. Seen from right are Devamany, Dr Rundi, Manyin, Morshidi (second left) and others. — Photo by Chimon Upon   KUCHING: Sarawak has to lower its reliance on non-renewable resources if it wants to have energy security to sustain economic growth. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who asserted this yesterday, said “energy is what drives development and underpins economic growth”. “Global energy demand is forecast to grow by 58 per cent between now and 2040, and we hear of countries racing to secure energy. Sarawak is no different. “We are aware that we need to detach from being reliant on non-renewable resources if Sarawak is to achieve energy ...


STIDC Bids Farewell To Retiring General Manager
Type: News
Date: 10/04/2018

Awang Tengah (front third left) presents a memento to Sarudu. From front left are Hashim, Bujang, Morshidi, and Abu Bakar. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi     KUCHING: The Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) held a retirement dinner for outgoing general manager Datu Sarudu Hoklai on Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who officiated at the event, described Sarudu as a versatile and resourceful leader and mentor thanks to his strategic mix of knowledge and experience. “He is also a very fast learner in new fields, especially in the timber sector which he mastered very fast, and after eight years with STIDC, he talks just like a forester. He can promote the timber industry very well to ...


Have STEM Skills Will Travel, Youths Told
Type: News
Date: 31/03/2018

Dennis (second left) listens to an explanation by Awangku Merali on one of the robotic and electronic exhibits.     MIRI: The youths of today are encouraged to pursue further education in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to boost the development of Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) and also the state’s digital economy. According to Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau, currently only 19 per cent of Sarawakian students are pursuing STEM subjects and in this regard, there is a need to grow the percentage to at least 40 per cent. “By pursuing STEM subjects, many students would be able to pursue a host of technical and vocational fields which, in turn, would help produce a strong highly skilled ...


Sarawak records better state average grade in 2017 SPM
Type: News
Date: 16/03/2018

Rakayah (front row, third right) with some of the SPM high achievers, staff of state education department and the high achievers’ parents after the official announcement of the state level SPM result in Kuching.     KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a state average grade (GPN) of 5.17 in the 2017 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), bettering its 2016 achievement. State Education Department director Rakayah Madon said Sarawak recorded a GPN 5.34 in 2016, which means the achievement performance of the SPM candidates in the state in 2017 improved by 0.17 in terms of GPN. “Overall, the achievement of the Sarawak candidates in the 2017 SPM was encouraging,” she said during the official announcement of the state-level SPM results here today. Rakayah said ...